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Can an adult develop seasonal allergies and why. What is the best to care for allergies.?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

One common reason for development of seasonal allergy as an adult is moving to a new area.
Pollens are different in different areas of the country and on different continents.

In brief: Yes

One common reason for development of seasonal allergy as an adult is moving to a new area.
Pollens are different in different areas of the country and on different continents.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Adults can get seasonal respiratory allergies even if they were fine as children.
A person has allergies if his immune system over-reacts to certain types of pollen, and the histamine (and other chemicals) released by his immune system causes itching, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, cough, lots of mucus, etc... The treatment is avoidance of pollen, and use of antihistamines and nasal steroids.

In brief: Yes

Adults can get seasonal respiratory allergies even if they were fine as children.
A person has allergies if his immune system over-reacts to certain types of pollen, and the histamine (and other chemicals) released by his immune system causes itching, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, cough, lots of mucus, etc... The treatment is avoidance of pollen, and use of antihistamines and nasal steroids.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Arthur Torre
If avoidance and medication does not control symptoms well enough, you may want to consult an allergist for possibly receiving "allergy shots"
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Singulair is an alternative prescription medication that may improve asthma and / or allergy symptoms. It is typically effective for only about 1/3rd of those who take this medication. Stop using singulair if does not seem to help.
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