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Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
How long does seasonal allergies last? I still have an awful cough and i don't know what this means.
Depends: Where you live, how long the seasons are, what other allergens you may be allergic to (mold during winter) see an allergist for treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
My child suffers from seasonal allergies in early fall, and always seems a bit listless and droopy during this time. Is fatigue a common symptom of allergies?
My 17 m/o:runny nose <1 week, sometimes congestion. No other symptoms. Teething? Seasonal allergies? Just finished first molars. Other allergies?
Probably not: Probably allergies or cold. If your child has not yet seen a dentist (preferably a pediatric dental specialist) you're overdue. Although most general dentists say wait until2-3, that's late for developmental evaluation which is part of a pediatric dental specialists training during their post-dental school residency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Signs of asthma in four year old? Constantly getting colds and bad coughs and seasonal allergies. Could all this be part of asthma?
My 1 yr old was diagnosed with seasonal allergies. But she coughs like she has a cold.. Is it really allergies?
Don't assume allergy: If i blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. Thease are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: After taking a history if your symptoms, and examining you, the allergist would probably do a simple scratch test ( no needles or blood). In about 20 minutes they can usually tell you what substances are causing your symptoms. Then a treatment plan can be made with you. We are usually very successful in helping people with allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I currently am being treated for seasonal allergies because I feel like I cannot breathe properly or fully. How do I know if it's allergies or anxiety?
Typical allergy: Symptoms include runny nose, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, itchy nose, itchy eyes, watering, tearing of the eyes, and in some cases in those that have asthma, you can get the typical asthma symptoms which include shortness of breath, wheezing, cough. There can also be some skin reactions - itching, etc. These are almost never caused by anxiety - but it can heighten suffering of anything. ...Read more
Hay fever has nothing to do with hay and there is no fever. It is allergic rhinitis. About 20% of people develop rhinitis. Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose due to overactivity of t cells in the nose. Mild irritants will increase symptoms, i.e., irritant rhinitis. In 80% of rhinitis cases there is allergic antibody production so there is also an ...Read more
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