Allergic rhinitis caused by outdoor allergens.

Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies

The following features are indicative of Seasonal Allergies:
  • excess nasal secretion
  • itching
  • sneezing fits
  • nasal congestion and obstruction
  • conjunctival swelling and erythema
  • eyelid swelling
  • lower eyelid venous stasis
  • swollen nasal turbinates
  • middle ear effusion
  • coughing and postnasal drip
  • itching eyes, nose and throat
  • red and watery eyes
  • dark circles under the eyes

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Common Causes of Seasonal Allergies

The following are the most common causes of Seasonal Allergies:
  • pollens
  • pollens of insect-pollinated plants
  • allergy to Balsam of Peru

Risk Factors for Seasonal Allergies

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Seasonal Allergies:
  • having other allergies or asthma
  • having eczema
  • having a blood relative with allergies or asthma
  • living or working in an environment that constantly exposed to allergens
  • having a mother who smoked during child's first year of life

Prevention of Seasonal Allergies

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Seasonal Allergies. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • wear a mask or respirator when near potential allergens

Occurrence of Seasonal Allergies

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Seasonal Allergies cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Seasonal Allergies most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-50 years

Common Gender

Seasonal Allergies can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Seasonal Allergies

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Seasonal Allergies:
  • Skin prick test: To diagnose allergic reaction
  • Allergy blood test: To measures the amount of allergy-causing antibodies in the bloodstream

Complications of Seasonal Allergies if untreated

Yes, Seasonal Allergies causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Seasonal Allergies is left untreated:
  • worsening asthma
  • sinusitis
  • ear infection

Self-care for Seasonal Allergies

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Seasonal Allergies:
  • Stay protected against pollen or molds: Close doors and windows during pollen season and use dehumidifier to reduce indoor humidity
  • Stay protected against dust mites: Use allergy-proof covers on mattresses, box springs and pillows
  • Use cockroach repellents: Block cracks and crevices where roaches can enter
  • Avoid pet dander: Keep pets out of your home

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Seasonal Allergies

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Seasonal Allergies:
  • Herbal remedies and supplements: Helps in preventing seasonal allergy symptoms
  • Acupuncture Therapy: Helps with seasonal allergy symptoms

Time for Treatment of Seasonal Allergies

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Seasonal Allergies to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • More than 1 year

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Seasonal Allergies.

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