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Pollen allergy

Pollen allergy: Introduction

Pollen allergy: Each spring, summer, and fall, tiny particles are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. These particles, known as pollen, hitch rides on currents of air. Although ... more about Pollen allergy.

Pollen allergy: An allergic reaction that occurs due to exposure to pollen. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pollen allergy is available below.

Symptoms of Pollen allergy

Treatments for Pollen allergy

  • Treatment of pollen allergy is dependant upon the type of allergic symptom, the body system affected, and the severity of the reaction. Treatments for allergies include:
  • Allergen avoidance and minimisation of exposure
  • Antihistamines - Useful for allergic rhinitis and some allergy mediated skin conditions. Not helpful in asthma except for mild seasonal asthma where allergy may be a precipitant
  • Nasal sprays - including topical steroids and antiinflammatories used for allergic rhinitis
  • Eyedrops - ketorolac, levocabastine, ketotifen, olapatadine, for allergic conjunctivitis
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Article Excerpts about Pollen allergy

Each spring, summer, and fall, tiny particles are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. These particles, known as pollen, hitch rides on currents of air. Although their mission is to fertilize parts of other plants, many never reach their targets. Instead, they enter human noses and throats, triggering a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis called pollen allergy, which many people know as hay fever or rose fever (depending on the season in which the symptoms occur). Of all the things that can cause an allergy, pollen is one of the most widespread. Many of the foods, drugs, or animals that cause allergies can be avoided to a great extent; even insects and household dust are escapable. Short of staying indoors when the pollen count is high--and even that may not help--there is no easy way to evade windborne pollen. (Source: excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID)

 

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