Can pollen cause seasonal allergies?

Often is the cause. Pollen released from flowers and plants is often a cause for hay fever (seasonal allergies). Spring & summer time is the most challenging time for allergy sufferers. Some people find relief by eating honey that is produced locally because it can help build some tolerance to the pollen that causes one's hay fever.

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What would cause an allergic reaction on the lips? Can pollen seasonal allergies cause this?

Allergy. Allergic reactions in the lips can be caused by pollen, but it can also be caused by foods, lip balm or other exposures you may be allergic to. If you are having frequent symptoms, then allergy testing should be considered. Read more...

If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

Chamomile. tea is recognized as containing sensitizing allergens that may cross-react with pollens from your allergy list. There are accepted skin testing procedures for this. Recommend contacting an Allergist for a comprehensive evaluation. Read more...

Is it possible to cure allergies caused by pollen, dust, hay fever, etc. Without getting an allergy shot every two weeks?

No. You can help reduce your symptoms with avoidance and medications although allergy shots are really the only treatment option that can provide long term benefit even after stopping. Read more...

Was considering taking bee pollen supplements but heard if you have seasonal allergies you shouldn't, is this true?

Probably. There are rare cases of anaphylaxis from bee pollen. One problem is that the pollen collected by bees are specific for that colony and area.They are mostly from flowering plants they are not the usual allergenic ones which travel in the air . The reaction is usually from cross-sensitivity between a particular pollen and another plant. No evidence bee pollen is effective for allergic diseases. Read more...

What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

Various meds. There are various medications for rlief of allergy symptoms. These medications include antihistamines both over the counter and prescription, prescription nasal sprays and in some instances allergy injections. Read more...
There are a few. Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. Read more...