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Are tree pollen allergies treated differently from other allergies?
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
Similar treatments--oral antihistamines, prescription nasal sprays, and allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots).

In brief: Not really
Similar treatments--oral antihistamines, prescription nasal sprays, and allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots).
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Agree; the biggest difference in treatment is the inability to implement avoidance measures like are possible with dust mite, pet dander, etc. There are some ways to decrease pollen exposure, but most are not very practical....
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