Patient discussion about season

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Q. Regarding Seasonal Nasal allergy.

My father is suffering from seasonal nasal allergies. He took a 24-hour loratadine pill, 5 hours ago. His nose is still running just like it was. Can I take a benedryl, or is it dangerous to mix loratadine and benedryl? What else can I do to stop my nose?
A1except well known drug interactions- most Dr. check it out with a computer program they have. you need to ask a Dr. or a pharmacist about it. but i can tell you that if you wait 4 times the T1/2 - that is enough to consider the drug out of the system.
A2Do not combine or take any other medication for 24 hours, at least. Call your pharmacist or doctor...DON'T mix them.
Find something that works...tomorrow.

im sorry, get some cleanex. Hope the following link will help you.
http://imedix.com/health_community/vpZYsoIa0qiw_sinol_allergy_nasal_spray_buy_2_get_1_free?q=nasal%20allergy

Q. i suffer of seasonal allergy , besides pills , are they alternative methods to treat seasonal allergy?

A1Here are a few sites that may be useful:
http://altmedicine.about.com/library/weekly/aa031002a.htm
http://www.answers.com/topic/allergies-alternative-treatment
http://www.alternativemedicinedirect.com/disorders/index.php?Name=Seasonal+Allergies
http://www.peacehealth.org/kbase/cam/hn-1024007.htm
Hope this helps.
A2there are IgG shots that are very helpful (but given usually to severe cases). those antibodies against antibodies.they are also a part of an anti allergy desensitizing treatment if i'm not mistaken. but be advise, could take years.

Q. what is the most natural way to treat seasonal Allergy and to ease symptoms of between seasons?

Ahere is a web page with info about seasonal Allergy various treatments:

http://www.pdrhealth.com/disease/disease-mono.aspx?contentFileName=BHG01AL10.xml&contentName=Seasonal+allergies&contentId=134&sectionMonograph=ht4

i hope it's what you are looking for.

Q. what is seasonal allergies??? why does it come only between seasons? what is the treatment method for it?

Ait's an allergy (usually) for pollens. the blooming seasons are spring and fall, this is why it comes between seasons. best treatment is avoidance, if it's not possible- there are medications that can lower the symptoms.

Q. is seasonal allergies are treatable?

A1here is the link to the Merck manual about that-
http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec16/ch185/ch185b.html
A2I don't know about medications- you should consult a doctor- but alternative medicine helped my sister with seasonal allergy. try acupuncture if you're not afraid of needles. it's amazing!!!

Q. when is the high season of allergies?

AHigh allergy rates are seen mostly in the spring (hay-fever) or- allergic rhinitis, and the cause is thought to be related to flower and tree seeds that are more 'in the air' during spring time.

Q. How do they make Flu shots in advance for next season?

They says every year Flu viruses are different so we need different updated Flu shots too, But that always makes me wonder how do they make Flu shots in well advance before actual Flu season starts and it's able to prevent people from getting Flu? Anyone know?
A1Good question ? , every year or so the influenza virus take a “drift”. That means he is changed a bit. So they go to the other side of the planet (where it’s winter when we have summer) and take 30 most common influenza viruses and make vaccines.
A2The health authorities, mainly the WHO (world health organization) and CDC (center for disease control of the US government) tracks and monitor on weekly basis the various strains of influenza virus causing flu world wide in these days (the virus that causes the flu) in order to identify the current prevalent strains and prepare a vaccine against them.

You may read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_vaccine
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