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Allergies... 'Tis the Season

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on 27 April 2010

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Allergies... 'Tis the season Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis) Fun Facts about Sneezing 1. Things expelled during a sneeze have been clocked at
up to a 100 miles an hour. 2. Gesundheit! 3. You cannot sneeze while you're sleeping. 4. Sneezing with eyes open?? 5. Sneeze Fetish What is Hay Fever?
- also known as Allergic Rhinitis
It is an immune disorder characterized by an allergic response to pollen grains and other substances.

Two Types: 1) Seasonal
2) Perennial You're probably allergic to tree pollens if you suffer from hay fever in the spring, .

Grass and weed pollens may be the result of your allergic reaction during the summer. People with perennial hay fever are usually allergic to one or more allergens found indoors.

Allergic Reaction An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system attacks a usually harmless substance called an allergen that gains access to the body. What causes hay fever? Allergic rhinitis is caused by proteins Symptoms Mild Rash
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Runny Nose
Itchy Nose Moderate Symptoms

difficulty breathing
Severe Allergy Symptoms

Anaphylaxis Varying degrees of swellings
Abdominal Pain
Mental Confusion or Dizziness

Allergy and Asthma They often go hand in hand If you suffer from allergies and asthma, a reaction to any offending allergy-causing substance can worsen asthma symptoms. Exams & Tests
Medical history, including allergies, asthma, and eczema Seasonal symptoms associated with specific geographic locations Seasonal symptoms associated with specific geographic locations Doc may take a drop of your nasal discharge An allergy specialist (allergist) may be able to determine the exact allergen causing your hay fever. Treatment Hay fever usually does not always require medical treatment. Avoid known or suspected allergens.

Gargle with warm salt water, 1-2 tablespoons of table salt in 8 ounces of warm water, to soothe a mildly sore throat Take nonprescription medicines

Allergy Shots Prevention You can't prevent hay fever altogether, but you can learn to cope with it.

Follow the treatment recommendations of your health care provider. The medications are very effective but may take several days to reach full effectiveness.

Moving to a new part of the country usually doesn't help. People who do this often find themselves with new allergies within a few years.

Use air conditioning and limit outside exposure during hay fever season.

Allergy shots may help reduce the severity of your symptoms.

To keep from bringing your allergy indoors, do what you can to keep your home free of mold and other allergens.
Complications Secondary infection

Rebound nasal congestion


Enlargement of lymph nodes in the nose and throat

Decreased lung function

The crease across the top of the nose Exercise Exercise Exercise ! Unexpected Allergy CUlprits

Pet owner Visitors
Couch Pillows, Throws, and Stuffed Toys
Bed Pillows
Bathroom Floor Mat
Refrigerator Door Seal
Cooking Steam
Your Hair and Clothes

Works Cited
“Allergies”. Mayoclinic.com. 30 January, 2009.

Brinner, William. Action Plan For Allergies” Your guide to managing
exercise and medication to relieve symptoms. Human Kinetics: 2007.

Kovacs, Jenny Stamos. “The New Allergy Zones”. Prevention Magazine.
(2010) “Hay Fever” Mayoclinic.com.

LICHTENSTEIN, LAWRENCE M. “A Single Year of Immunotherapy for
Ragweed Hay Fever”. Immunologic and Clinical Studies. November 1,
1971 vol. 75 no. 5 663-671

HOLDAWAY. “Atopy in childhood. I. Gender and allergen related risks
for development of hay fever and asthma”. Clinical & Experimental
Allergy Vo: 23(1993) NO: 11 PG: 941-948


There are 2 types of Allergies. Ones is seasonal and the other is what?

a) perennial
b) peroneal
c) rhititis
d) anaphylaxis
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