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What is Hay-Fever, and how can it be treated?
« on: 05/05/2007 16:51:12 »
Argh geez I hate this stuff! What is hay-fever exactly? I get it so badly during the summer. My eyes go itchy, then all red, swollen, (cause I itch em) get runny nose, all blocked, sneezy.. and everything. I feel terrible.

What is it? The brain thinks that the pollen stuff is harmful to the body and is therefore tryin to reject it, by sneezing and itching eyes? Man, I have a stupid body! LOL ;)

I've tried alot of medicines. Couple from hospital, Zirtech, Piriteze (or something).. And they all don't work.. I only feel better when I'm stuck in my house all day.. *Sigh*

Anyone know any good medicines for these symptoms? Also, could someone explain exactly what this hay-fever business is? ;D Tankz yoo
« Last Edit: 06/05/2007 22:12:39 by chris »


 

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Re: What is Hay-Fever, and how can it be treated?
« Reply #1 on: 05/05/2007 17:59:15 »
Hi LittleBig Seany!

You are the future in this forum,
so allow me to post the hay-fever
treatment of the future!


Specific immunotherapy in pollen allergy.

Wallner M, Briza P, Thalhamer J, Ferreira F.
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Allergy Diagnosis and Therapy, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstralle 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria.

Pollen allergy affects at least 10% of the global population, and up to one-third of the affected individuals displaying hay fever symptoms will later develop allergic asthma. The efficacy of allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) in seasonal allergic rhinitis has been confirmed in many clinical studies using grass, ragweed, and birch pollen extracts. SIT prevents the onset of new sensitizations to different allergens, and reduces the development of asthma in patients with allergic rhinitis caused by inhaled allergens, including pollen. Several rational approaches are being developed to improve the efficacy of SIT by reducing immunoglobulin (Ig)E-mediated adverse reactions. The use of chemically modified, recombinant or genetically engineered allergens is being explored, in addition to the investigation of novel adjuvants and alternative routes of administration. The first clinical trials using recombinant allergens provided encouraging results, suggesting that allergen extracts can be successfully substituted by molecule-based formulations. These new formulations, for use in the routine management of pollen allergies, should become available in the near future.

Curr Opin Mol Ther. 2007 Apr;9(2):160-7.




more reading from:  http://www.medicalprogress.org/benefits/allerg/overview.cfm

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Re: What is Hay-Fever, and how can it be treated?
« Reply #2 on: 05/05/2007 18:26:10 »
NEAR FUTURE - When would that be about?
 

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Re: What is Hay-Fever, and how can it be treated?
« Reply #3 on: 05/05/2007 18:38:23 »
NEAR FUTURE - When would that be about?

May be tomorrow, maybe next year, or in the next 5 years...
Patients must be patient  [xx(]

No jokes. There are treatments already: this is a self-contained condition anyway, in most of the cases not a real disease.
A seasonal problem that will be solved with or without treatment.
The second option is cheaper  ;D
Take cod care

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What is Hay-Fever, and how can it be treated?
« Reply #4 on: 06/05/2007 23:51:24 »
Thanks iko! Hope it comes out soon. ;)
 

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