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Pollen Allergy

Pollen Allergy Causes

Pollens from trees, grasses and weeds during the spring, summer and sometimes, the fall seasons. The effect of allergens vary from person to person. Allergy may be a hereditary condition.

Pollen Allergy Definition

Pollen Allergy is more commonly known as Hay Fever. An allergic reaction to pollens of specific seasonal plants, airborne chemicals and dust particles to people who are allergic to these substances.

Pollen Allergy Diagnosis

Allergy tests to determine the specific allergens a person is reacting to, the most common of which is a skin test where allergens are injected just under the skin to determine the body's reaction. In some cases, RAST blood tests are also used.

Pollen Allergy Symptoms and Signs

Itching, swelling and mucus production. Patiens suffering from pollen allergy may have varying experiences. Patients should also be aware of the side-effects caused by the allergy medications.

Pollen Allergy Treatment

The best treatment is still prevention. Avoid the allergens by staying home or minimizing trips outside during the allergy seasons. Just in case, medication, like antihistamines and Glucocorticoids, are also available depending on the type and severity of the allergy. Other treatments include: topical therapy for localized treatments, steroid nasal sprays, decongestants, cromoglicate as eyedrops, herbal treatments, allergy homeopathy, and acupuncture. Allergy shots are also available but should be seen as a last resort.

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