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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Seasonal Allergies (Overview)

An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and other similar symptoms.


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Is there a way to treat seasonal allergies without medications?

Is there a way to treat seasonal allergies without medications?

Avoidance and shots: We use three basic methods for allergy treatment: avoidance, medications and shots. Take away medications, and you are left with avoidance (stay inside....Yuck!) and shots, also called immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Seasonal Allergies (Overview)

An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and other similar symptoms.


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How long does seasonal allergies last? I still have an awful cough and i don't know what this means.

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

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My 17 m/o:runny nose <1 week, sometimes congestion. No other symptoms. Teething? Seasonal allergies? Just finished first molars. Other 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 more

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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 more

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If I think I may have seasonal allergies could a doctor determine or test for that?

If I think I may have seasonal allergies could a doctor determine or test for that?

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 more

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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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more