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Unformatted text preview: done improperly). In some individuals who cannot undergo skin testing, the Radioallergosorbent (RAST) blood test may be helpful in determining specific allergen sensitivity. Prognosis Symptoms of Hay fever become less severe over time and as the patient gets older. With care taken to avoid specific allergens symptoms can be avoided or at least reduced. Some severe forms of hay fever are associated with nasal polyps. These common benign growths can lead to nasal blockage. There exact cause is unknown but they need to be removed surgically and follow up treatment with steroid nose sprays reduce recurrence Prevention Hay fever can be prevented, or at least the symptoms reduced, by avoidance of specific allergens. Exposure to allergens can be reduced by staying indoors or closing the windows during times of heavy pollen count. Other preventative measures include regular vacuuming to remove animal dander, dust and mould spores....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Allergy, hay fever