Tagged With "OAS"

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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Peter Prakke ·
Very early spring observation in your garden. There are many questions at this time of the year about pollen in the garden - park or schoolyard. How can I find out, the difference between a male (pollen producing) shrub or tree and female shrub or tree ? MALE flowers in early spring are YELLOWISH and the FEMALE flowers are RED . The flowers are in clusters during very early spring, before the leaves develop .
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Can Birch Trees Trigger Food Allergies?

AAFA Community Services ·
Birch trees are known for their tall, thin trunks and white bark. But did you know they trigger a lot of allergy symptoms for much of the population each spring? These allergy symptoms can range from nasal symptoms, like sneezing and a stuffy nose, to the lesser-known oral allergy syndrome (OAS).
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Re: Can Birch Trees Trigger Food Allergies?

Peter Prakke ·
We can expect an abundance of cross-reactivity of Birch tree pollen, with other trees such as, the alder (Alnus glutinosa) - hazel (Corylus avellana) or hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) are examples, this year because of the changes in our environmental temperatures. Food cross-reactivity of Birch and apples are known, but..... there are many more. See your Dr. or Allergist for up-to-date information. Sue C. Killian wrote an excellent book about allergy and cross-reactivity.
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Maxmakc ·
Since 2010 some 300 Salt Rooms, which offer natural Salt Room Therapy, have opening in the USA. Developed by Russian pulmonologists in the mid 1990s, this therapy can greatly help with allergies, asthma and more. It's not a quick fix, and most doctors in the USA are not familiar with it yet, so be proactive and research this one yourself.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Marie E Natzke ·
Oh nooooo i love sunflowers when i planted them last year and again this year in my yard!!!
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

JanetTignor ·
Great information.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

K8sMom2002 ·
Marie, could you tell a difference or a reaction from the sunflowers? It could be that you are okay with them. My DD is allergic to some things, but does okay with some plants or other allergens that are related. Could you talk to your doc about whether sunflowers would be a problem for you in particular?
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

K8sMom2002 ·
Those are beautiful sunflowers! I hope they didn't aggravate your asthma! And I'm sure that squirrel enjoyed a tasty treat.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Marie E Natzke ·
If you make the picture bigger you can see the squirrel having a meal
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Marie E Natzke ·
K8SMOM2002 Last fall undecided to dry the flowers so I cut them before the birds and squirrel could get at them. Oh my word I didn't realize how much pollen was in them. So I won't be drying them this year but I will plant the seeds again next year will just have to buy them.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Marie E Natzke ·
When i got home today one plant was broken in half and another is laying on the ground and there are seeds all over the side walk, so think they are having a good time. I'm not going to have a good time cleaning up their mess....lol...
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Melissa G ·
They are beautiful Marie! The squirrels have a field day in our front flower bed.
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Re: 5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

Melissa G ·
Welcome to AAFA Janet! How long have you been dealing with asthma/allergies?
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Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

AAFA Community Services ·
When spring allergy season first starts, causing you to sniffle and sneeze, tree pollen is to blame. Trees start producing pollen as early as January in the Southern U.S. Many trees keep producing pollen through June. What Are the Symptoms of a Tree Pollen Allergy? Pollen allergy symptoms are commonly called “hay fever.” Pollen released by trees, as well as grasses and weeds, cause these symptoms. They include: Runny nose and mucus production Sneezing Itchy nose, eyes, ears and mouth Stuffy...
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Monique148 ·
Natural nasal barriers also can be effective and can be used with existing medication such as nasal sprays and anti-histamines. They are applied at the base of the nostrils and trap the allergens - pollen etc. They are extremely safe but you should still consult with your doctor before using them.
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Melissa G ·
Welcome to the AAFA forums Monique! What are your allergy triggers?
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Re: Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender

Monique148 ·
Hi Melissa, Thanks for asking My allergy triggers are tree pollen, grass pollen, dust and mold spores. I have used a natural nasal barrier with great effect for the dust and mold and it is now working well for my spring allergies.
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7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

AAFA Community Services ·
Did you know pollen might be responsible for your food allergy? If your mouth or throat itch when you eat certain fruit or vegetables, you could have oral allergy syndrome (OAS). And you would have a pollen allergy to thank for that.
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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

BenR ·
The last column isn’t being over lapped by all the boxes . This happens to me when I have mango , pineapple and tomatoes it’s only during certain seasons. I’m allergic to grass , willow tree, ragweed . I’m also allergic to latex which can have cross reactions as well . Such as with the skin of some Mellon’s and avocado .
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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

Emelina ·
Thank you for sharing this information. My allergist mentioned OAS but I didn’t quite understand. This article is great. Now I understand why peach salsa makes my mouth feel odd!
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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

BenR ·
It’s better now . I didn’t realize watermelon crosses with grass . I know it does with latex and also ragweed. Also the list make sense since I can’t meet broccoli and cauliflower.
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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

BenR ·
I meant the last column is being overlapped .
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Re: 7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

Kathy P ·
Thanks Ben - we changed the formatting so it's no longer a table. Hopeully that issue is fixed.
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5 Things You May Not Know About Ragweed Pollen Allergy

AAFA Community Services ·
If you live in the U.S., you’re probably starting to feel the effects of ragweed pollen. Ragweed pollen allergy affects about 25 million Americans, making it one of the most common weed allergy. Its light pollen easily spreads far and wide, causing people with nasal and allergic asthma symptoms to feel miserable each fall.
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Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children

We know that children with pollen food allergy syndrome (PFAS) also suffer from seasonal allergies. A new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows that allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients.
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