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Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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Please help! what is the medicinal value of tea made from the bark of lapacho trees?

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Please help! what is the medicinal value of tea made from the bark of lapacho trees?

None proven: While its virtues are extolled on the internet and while its been used for a multitude of conditions ranging from colds to cancer, there is no proven benefit from Pau d'Arco. Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-647-pau%20d'arco.aspx?activeingredientid=647&activeingredientname=pau%20d%27arco. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the effect of formaldehyde on the brains of small children?

Please help! what is the effect of formaldehyde on the brains of small children?

Formaldeyde: In dentistry formaldehyde has been used fro what seems like forever. In children it is used to "fix" the pulp of a baby tooth. While decades ago concerned was raised about its use and potential long term consequences none were found. It has long history of effectiveness. Alternatives are in use but have not been as effective. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the worst type of asbestos?

Help please? What is the worst type of asbestos?

Crocidolite: Crocidolite- This form of asbestos was used less commonly than other types of asbestos because it isn’t as resistant to heat. Commonly called blue asbestos, crocidolite’s fibers are extremely thin and can thus penetrate human tissues easily. ...Read more

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Depression at the same time of the year every year. What could be the cause of this?

Depression at the same time of the year every year. What could be the cause of this?

There is a syndrome: "seasonal affective disorder" is a term which describes depression affected by changes in the weather and time of year. However, there may be a discernable trigger which precipitates all of this, so track the full picture and get treated fully. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the tearing in one eye? Only happens during the spring season, is it allergy or sinus problem.

How to get rid of the tearing in one eye?  Only happens during the spring season, is it allergy or sinus problem.

Seasonal allergy: As stated, it appears to be a seasonal issue. Many of the meds for allergies are now over the counter, check at your local pharmacy. Rx Acular (ketorolac) can be rx'd by your dr to fight specific problems directed directly at the eye when allergic issues arise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the height of the flu season?

What is the height of the flu season?

Fall to late winter: Flue season is usually a winter illness. We see influenza all year long. However, the peak of the season is usually later fall to late winter. Sporadic cases in spring and summer occur. Get a flu shot and practice all the things to prevent the spread of flu during flu season. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of recurent hypoglycemia for the first time in the same day in non diabetic patient?

Please help! what is the cause of recurent hypoglycemia for the first time in the same day in non diabetic patient?

Define: Hi. Please define hypoglycemia. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure? There are rare familial syndromes where pancreatic tumors can occur that cause pathologic hypoglycemia. See an endocrinologist if indicated. ...Read more

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What kind of tree allergen is active right now?

What kind of tree allergen is active right now?

Website: You can find the information in pollen.Com or the aaaai.Org websites. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to stop a cough being the end of a bad flu virus?

What's the best thing to stop a cough being the end of a bad flu virus?

Cough: You may want to see your doctor for cough medicine with codeine or Tessalon Perles, (benzonatate) which can stop the tickle. If unable to see a doctor, try cough medicine with dextromethorphan (DM). Take as directed on the bottle. Stay hydrated, drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. ...Read more

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I've read that the majority of sinusitis is viral in nature. What differentiates it from the bacterial kind? How long does the viral kind last?

I've read that the majority of sinusitis is viral in nature. What differentiates it from the bacterial kind? How long does the viral kind last?

Great question!: The only difference we have been able to show is the length of time of symptoms. If its anything less than 7-10 days then most likely its a viral infection. 10 days or more -> bacterial infection. Of course there are exception but this serves a general guideline for us to follow. ...Read more

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What is the typical length of time for an allergic reaction?

What is the typical length of time for an allergic reaction?

Depends.: An acute allergic reaction to a food, drug or insect sting begins in a few minutes & lasts 2 to 48 hours. Pollen, animal dander, dust mite & mold allergies begin in minutes but last as long as exposure continues. For example, ragweed allergy lasts for about a month. Acute contact dermatitis (poison oak/ivy) lasts 1-2 weeks; chronic (nickel) resolves only with removal of the offending agent. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting the same kind of cancer as a parent?

What is the probability of getting the same kind of cancer as a parent?

Varies: Some cancers are more random, and there's not a significant correlation between parents and progeny. But, for example, if your mother has breast cancer, your risk rises by 50%, from 9% to @14%. Certainly, colon and prostate cancer are more common in individuals with a parental history. That's why an adequate family history is an important part of your health file. Good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly can be the worst effect in a child of koch's infection?

What exactly can be the worst effect in a child of koch's infection?

Tuberculosis: Koch's disease is tuberculosis. It usually causes lung problems- cough and cavitations in the lung. It can spead and cause problems in other parts of the body. It is treatable these days so most people do not have bad effects. This link has a good explanation... http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/koch%27s+disease. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old son (23lbs) 5ml of liquid Claritin in the morning and 5ml Zyertec before bed. Allergies (tree pollen) have been very bad ?

Can I give my 2 year old son (23lbs) 5ml of liquid Claritin in the morning and 5ml Zyertec before bed. Allergies (tree pollen) have been very bad ?

Focus on Zyrtec: Zyrtec is a very effective antihistamine. Starting dose of zyrtec for age and weight is 2.5 ml once daily. Maximum dose of Zyrtec for age and weight is 5 ml once daily or 2.5 ml twice a day. Claritin is less effective- dosage is 5 ml once daily. ...Read more

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How much pollen is there at different times of a day (night, morning, noon, evening)? Is it different for tree and grass pollen?

How much pollen is there at different times of a day (night, morning, noon, evening)? Is it different for tree and grass pollen?

Pollen times: Some plants pollinate when the sun hits the "flowers" (they are called flowers but allergenic plants are not visually attractive), so early morning can be an important time for pollen. Grasses, weeds and trees are designed for the wind to agitate their flowers and cause dispersal, so any time it's windy there is more pollen in the air generally. Most patients notice windy days are worse. ...Read more

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Allergies to olive trees? Would that test only be right for the pollen?

Yes: If you tested positive for "olive tree" then the test was for the pollen. You should have no problem with eating products containing or cooked in olive oil, and no problem eating olives. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tree pollen to cause symptoms of laryngitis?

Is it possible for tree pollen to cause symptoms of laryngitis?

Yes: The pollen allergy can cause increased mucous in the nose which can drip down the thraot = "post nasal drip"..This sometimes causes laryngitis. If it lasts more than f a few days, see your dr. ...Read more

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Are tree allergiess strictly with pollen or does it depend on the person?

Are tree allergiess strictly with pollen or does it depend on the person?

Pollen: Trees release large amounts of pollen in the spring. A person could be allergic to just one family of trees like birch or multiple trees from various families. Unlike grass where if a person is allergic to one type, they are most likely to all types of grass, tree pollens show less cross reactions. Pines trees produce much pollen but less allergy compared to hard wood trees. It's not leaves... ...Read more

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If allergic to the pollen of olive trees are you allergic to any olives?

If allergic to the pollen of olive trees are you allergic to any olives?

Just the pollen: If you tested positive for "olive tree" then the test was for the pollen. You should have no problem with eating products containing or cooked in olive oil, and no problem eating olives. ...Read more

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Can you you be allergic to walnut tree pollen but not walnuts?

Yes: The walnut tree pollen allergen and walnut (nut) allergen are structurally different. While some people may be allergic to both, allergy to walnut tree pollen does not imply walnut allergy. ...Read more

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I have blotchy red spots on forearms. Is this because of tree pollen?

Contact allergies: It is possible that you could have urticaria or even a contact dermatitis from tree pollen. Not everyone reacts with the typical sneezing and itchy eyes. ...Read more

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Are tree pollen allergies treated differently from other allergies?

Are tree pollen allergies treated differently from other allergies?

No: Generally no. If you are receiving allergy shots, it is important to have the correct tree pollen that is responsible in the shot, but otherwise the basic principles are the same. Knowing which tree pollens are responsible for your allergies can help plan desensitization (allergy shots) and might help you predict which seasons will be difficult for you. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of moving to milwaukee and wondered which trees there have the most pollen counts. Can you tell me what the common trees are, there?

Native Wisconsin: I lived most of my life in wisconsin, including a dozen years in milwaukee. The most common trees in the area are oak, maple, birch and ash. And if you like really good frozen custard, check out kopps on the south side of town or gille's on the near north side! great doctors through the medical college of wisconsin, including some world renowned allergy doctors. ...Read more

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My nose is really stuffed from tree pollen. Any tricks?

My nose is really stuffed from tree pollen. Any tricks?

Allergic rhinitis: There are several remedies. Nasal steroids are probabaly the best and most effective. Some may also get from otc antihistaminincs (zyrtec, Claritin or allegra). ...Read more

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Im allergic to any kind of pollen when the trees are in blossom, pine trees, olive trees. What can I do besides wear a mask?

Im allergic to any kind of pollen when the trees are in blossom, pine trees, olive trees. What can I do besides wear a mask?

Allergic rhinitis: Staying inside the house during pollen season seems like the best answer. But that's not practical. So , in addition to wearing a mask, do not forget to clean your outer clothes, accessories and shoes before getting back in your house to prevent pollen from being trapped inside the house. Taking a shower will help remove pollen adhering to your skin. Antihistamines plus nasal steroids will help. ...Read more

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I took benedryl 12+ hrs ago. Tree pollen is high my allergies are out of control. Can I take Claritin (loratadine)?

I took benedryl 12+ hrs ago. Tree pollen is high my allergies are out of control. Can I take Claritin (loratadine)?

Yes you can: Both Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin can cause a drowsy sleepy feeling. So they should not be taken together at the same time or mixed with Alcohol. But there is no harm done if you take them about 12 hours apart by which time the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be out of your system. Best wishes ...Read more

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I'm dying to try ragwitek asap. However, since my allergist told me i'm allergic to tree/grass pollen too, am wondering if this new pill will help?

I'm dying to try ragwitek asap. However, since my allergist told me i'm allergic to tree/grass pollen too, am wondering if this new pill will help?

No: This is for ragweed and would not help grass or tree pollen allergy. If you have allergy to multiple allergens, this would not do a lot for you. Do note that you will likely experience itching at the mouth/throat especially during the early stage and will need to take the tab regularly on a daily basis.. ...Read more

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Allergy tests I have taken, for food, pollen, trees, grass, weeds, is negative. So that mens I have no allergies? Will my tongue ever swell? Im scared

Allergy tests I have taken, for food, pollen, trees, grass, weeds, is negative. So that mens I have no allergies? Will my tongue ever swell? Im scared

It's possible.: Allergy tests only tell that you are not allergic to what was tested for. Through life you will be exposed to many things that could cause an allergic reaction. Since you have not reacted to the usual culprits it is unlikely that you will have a reaction but not impossible. Your anxiety disorder seems to be more of a problem than allergies. ...Read more

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