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Doctor insights on: What Is The Worst Type Of Pollen This Time Of Year Tree Flower

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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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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.: Many things, like throat infections/viral infections can cause laryngitis. It takes time to recover the voice, like 1+ weeks, and it recovers usually when the illness subsides/resolves. Allergies to things like tree pollen, can cause inlammation, and swelling of areas like the throat and be responsible for at least short term laryngitis. ...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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My nose is really stuffed from tree pollen. Any tricks?

Several treatment: Nasal congestion is a common symptom caused by tree pollen allergy. Nasal steroids are the first-line therapy and most effective at relieving nasal symptoms. Other alternative therapies include oral antihistamines, topical (intranasal) antihistamines, and allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) after consultation with a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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