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Pollen Allergy: What IS It?
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Pollen Allergy: What IS It?

Sneezing, coughing, itching, runny nose and watering of eyes, these are the common signs and symptoms of individuals who are experiencing pollen allergy. Essentially, pollen allergy is a type of an allergic reaction that occurs if there is an exposure to pollen. Although the signs and symptoms of pollen allergy are not that severe, still people are encourage to take some caution with for it may contribute to a more serious health condition such as asthma, sinus and ear infection.

In actual fact pollen allergy is triggered seasonally which is why if allergy symptoms are experience for almost a year, it is best consult a physician for the causes of allergy might be something in your home such as pet dander or dust mites. Hence in order to know more regarding the management of pollen allergy, here are some of the most common treatments that you might want to consider in case you experience such condition.

Pollen Allergy Treatments

• Pollen allergy drugs: if pollen allergy persist, it is best to see a physician for a prescription of nasal sprays that contains corticosteroids which is said to be the best medication that can reduce the symptoms of pollen allergies. Yet, aside from corticosteroids, other over the counter medications that can treat pollen allergy includes antihistamines such as Claritin and Zyrtec as well as decongestant that contain phenylepherine or pseudoephedrine.

• Natural alternatives: as for patients who are not in favor with medication drugs, natural alternatives are said to be the right remedy for constant pollen allergy. Whereas, common natural treatments may include nasal irrigation, saline sprays, steam inhalation and aromatherapy which are all said to be safe and effective.

• Regulating IgE Antibody: known to be a basic approach of treatment for pollen allergy, regulating the IgE antibody production can prevent the occurrence of constant pollen allergic reactions. Through this inhibition, individuals who are experiencing allergic reactions are now symptoms free thus eliminate the need for drugs to control the symptoms.

• Stimulating IgG Production: according to some research, studies have shown that stimulating the body to manufacture IgG can help in the prevention of pollen allergy. Essentially, this type of antibodies works by blocking the effects of the allergen by competing the binding of IgE with the allergen.

• Local Nasal Immunotherapy: recognized to be a different approach of treatment of hay fever which is a type of pollen allergy, local nasal immunotherapy procedure utilizes the extraction of pollens. By acting only on nasal tissues, it avoids any systemic side effects from the treatment thus making it safe and effective.

• Modifying pollen extracts: perhaps one of the most promising innovations when it comes to pollen allergy treatment is the modified pollen extracts. This type of treatment is known to reduce allergic reactions to the material being used in immunotherapy. Basically, it works by allowing the patient to tolerate large doses of the pollen extracts thus result to a fewer need for injections to induce the high levels of IgG blocking antibody.


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  about 7 years ago

Thanks for the info!

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you for finding my article so useful.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks for the information Balas, pollen allergies can be a real problem for some people.

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  about 7 years ago

Informative! Yes, corticosteroids... this year I'm working on caffeine, lots of water, prayer, holding on to God tight, and getting extra sleep. So far it's holding. Thanks for picking a topic that can be the bane of one's existence when an "attack" virtually removes the ability to inhale or exhale.

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  about 7 years ago

Few people know how difficult it is to live with a pollen allergy.

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  about 7 years ago

Unfortunate to be one who does... ah well. Still going with caffeine. Sleep. And added lots of more water to keep my body clearing the toxins better. Blessings to you thru yours.

  
  about 7 years ago

Thanks!

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  about 7 years ago
Barbara9  

excellent article

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