Hay Fever

Hay Fever

Condition Description

A seasonal nasal allergy caused by pollens from trees, grasses and weeds. Hay fever may affect the bronchial area and trigger asthma. The pollen season generally lasts from spring through fall, but the timing for an individual’s reactions may vary depending on the pollen to which the individual is sensitive.

Common Symptoms

During pollen season:

  • Sneezing
  • Persistent or heavy runny nose
  • Redness and/or swelling of eyes
  • Persistent or severe itching of the nose
  • Wheezing

Underlying Causes

  • Pollen allergies
  • Dust and/or mold allergies

Traditional Approach

  • Antihistamines like Zyrtec, Claritin, Clarinex, Allegra, Chlorpheniramine or Benadryl
  • Decongestants like Sudafed
  • Nasal steroids like Flonase, Nasacort AQ, Nasarel, Nasonex, or Rhinocort
  • Oral steroids like Prednisone or Prednisolone

EHAC Approach

  • Test and treat any pollen allergies via desensitization
  • Test and treat any dust and/or mold allergies via desensitization

 

Success Stories

 

 

Condition Treated:

Hay Fever

Symptoms:

Hay fever, nasal congestion

Initials:

J. W.

Age:

48

Story:

When I came to the allergy center, I was having problems with severe nasal congestion and difficulty breathing. I would wake up in the middle of the night unable to breathe, except through my mouth. This problem would happen also during the workday, during business meetings, etc. When the drugs my internist kept prescribing did not help (Naldecon, Hismanal, Tavist D, etc.) I tried the (EHAC). Since that time, I have had no symptoms (over 1 year) and other allergy-related problems have been identified and treated. I no longer take any medication for nasal congestion.

 

Condition Treated:

Allergic Rhinitis, Hay Fever, Chemical sensitivity

Initials:

J.

Date:

N/A

Story:

I started my treatment with allergies with Dr. Sultan soon to be ten years ago in Collinsville in the fall of 1981. If you could have seen me that day ten years ago and see me now, you would not believe it is the same person.
 I truly was a pathetic sight physically. I was wiping my nose and eyes so much that I carried a box of kleenex with me, my eyes were red and watery, and I was drained physically. It was hard for me to do simple chores around the home. I was in such distress. I had so much trouble remembering things and couldn't cope with daily living. In other words, a basket case.
That changed. I started taking dust and mold injections weekly and after only a few weeks was feeling much better. Also started taking thyroid. It took time, but after a while I had more energy, wasn't so sluggish.
Dr. Sultan suggested I purchase some books, "coping With Allergies", I started reading these books and found out ways to rid my house, garage, basement of chemicals and dust. I started using fragrance-free cosmetics. I started using Amway washing detergent. Covering my nose and mouth when using bleach, dusting the furniture frequently and running vacuum to rid my home of dust mites.
I cannot say enough about these books and highly recommend them to those who have allergies. It's our way to educate ourselves and to help us to become healthier people. I still refer to these books when something comes up that I don't know what to do. I am extremely sensitive to chemicals. Now that I know this, I never put gasoline in my car, I don't go outside when grass is being cut, don't go outside at all after 10:00 a.m. unless dire emergency. These are all ways I use to control the environment I live in.
Now that spring is here, I have another problem with the environment: grass and budding trees. I do not go outside when grass is being cut or go outside very often just to be in the outdoors, the sunshine, the beautiful flowers and budding trees, all of these have to be looked at only not smelled. I'm grateful I can see them from my window, I don't have to touch and smell them. One can enjoy the beauty from the inside looking out. I have found out the hard way with my allergies. I have educated myself through trial and error and experience is still my best teacher.
All of us who suffer from chronic allergies must take responsibility for our own health if we ever want to become healthier individuals. I am truly grateful for my allergist, Dr. Sultan, and his staff, who have helped me so very much and taught me how to cope and have good health. They treat and teach and I'm glad I learned and am still learning ways to experience healthy living in an unhealthy environment.
Last November, Dr. had me take magnesium testing. He found I was 52% deficient in magnesium and started magnesium injections of 300 mg weekly. The first injection made me feel like I was 20 years old again, not so much vitality as tranquility. I couldn't wait for the next injection. I do have more energy and physical well-being after being on magnesium injections for four months, plus taking magnesium complex daily. 

After 10 years of being treated by you, Doctor, I am wondering what is left. Believe it or not, there is usually something else to be treated for. As an example, I am in the allergy testing room right now being tested for trees and grass.

Someone once said: Life is one darn thing after another. I can say that for individuals with chronic allergy disease, 10 years is a long time but I can say today it was worth every office visit (except for the finances) (just kidding), every injection, every allergy testing to feel this good or I'm saying great.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Headaches, Runny Nose - 24 years’ duration

Initials:

S. M.

Date:

February 2000

Story:

It seems as though I had been having headaches and a runny nose forever. I had gone to my regular doctor several years ago and he said I had allergies and put me on Claritin D. This helped, but I never knew what the allergies were. My son has been going to Dr. Sultan for several years and had such a dramatic improvement that I decided I should see if I could be helped. It has been 3 months now and I feel so great. I know what my allergies are and how to better take care of myself with good eating habits. I am very thankful for the help.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Asthma, Headaches, Nasal Allergy, Hay Fever

Initials:

V. M.

Date:

05/12/92

Story:

I first started coming November 1989. I have seen Doctors down in Georgia with no success. Dr. Sultan kept me on the medication I was on until I got used to the climate up here. With no success of my medication, Dr. Sultan suggested for me and my parents to believe in his testing, and his successes which started on July 5, 1990. At the end of all the testing I had the following problems: Candida, Dust and Mold, and Pollens. Since I've been taking my allergy injections, I have gone from seeing Dr. Sultan from once a month to every 4 months. I am thankful for being able to have met Dr. Sultan and his staff. He has made me feel like a real person instead of being sick all the time.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

The single most important cause for respiratory allergies is inhalant allergy like dust, molds and pollens etc. There are basically two methods of allergy testing-traditional allergy testing and serial dilution testing. Traditional allergy testing is typically very insensitive and misses a lot of allergies and cannot quantify allergy. On the other hand, in serial dilution testing, multiple dilutions are tested which makes it more sensitive and it also helps to pinpoint to the right treatment dose. Instead of taking injections for years to see a response, you can start seeing the response within a few injections like 4 or 5 injections and this is the point where recovery starts and need for medications minimized.

 

Condition Treated:

Dust, Molds, and Pollens

Initials:

D. W.

Date:

04/20/91

Story:

For eight years, during the spring and fall -- March to June & August to October -- I suffered severe and debilitating allergic symptoms of running and clogged nasal passages, sneezing, scratchy eyes, nervousness and embarrassment that accompanies not being normal. Well, today I can say there's been a great change. At this point, all the above symptoms have been reduced to nil. I can eat out, walk in air- conditioned rooms without carrying tissue paper or feeling embarrassed because of my nasal sound, where Vanity sounds like Banity. I am looking forward to increased relief because I have yet to each my maintenance dose. Thank God for men of science and medicine like Dr. Tipu Sultan who have become instruments for the betterment of mankind.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

Hay fever can be miserable, sneezing, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, swollen eyes daily going out in the pollen season spring through fall. The standard treatment is antihistamines, decongestants and nasal spray and still they may not do a good job. On the other hand treating inhalant allergies in the pollen season can bring immediate relief within same season. This is called co-seasonal treatment. You don’t have to wait for years to see the benefit.

 

Condition Treated:

Inhalants, Candida, and Pollens

Initials:

Abigail D's mother

Date:

08/17/91

Story:

When we brought Abbey in she was constantly fatigued, irritable and felt poorly. This had been a life-long problem. Her school performance the first quarter was always confrontational. She received poor marks in self-control and getting along with others. After treatment at the Allergy Treatment Center, in less than one month, Abbey is a different child. Her hay fever is under control, she is no longer fatigued or irritable. Her mood swings have stopped. She is a happy child finally. Her school behavior is fabulous for the first time since she began school. If only teachers and school nurses could understand the problems generated by allergies instead of labeling children as school phobia or hyperactive - or manipulative. Now that my daughter is feeling so well, they no longer complain she is any of these things. I would and do recommend Dr. Sultan to anyone who suffers from allergies. They do not need to feel poorly.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

Again this is a case of neuroimmune disorders and this child was sick from the very beginning. She presented with significant behavioral problems that were affecting her academics. One of her major problems was yeast overgrowth and once that was addressed. Within a month she showed dramatic improvement. I am repeatedly impressed with that by treating the cause how quickly people can improve.

 

Condition Treated:

Asthma, Headaches, Nasal Allergy, Hay Fever

Initials:

V. M.

Date:

05/12/92

Story:

I first started coming November 1989. I have seen Doctors down in Georgia with no success. Dr. Sultan kept me on the medication I was on until I got used to the climate up here. With no success of my medication, Dr. Sultan suggested for me and my parents to believe in his testing, and his successes which started on July 5, 1990. At the end of all the testing I had the following problems: Candida, Dust and Mold, and Pollens. Since I've been taking my allergy injections, I have gone from seeing Dr. Sultan from once a month to every 4 months. I am thankful for being able to have met Dr. Sultan and his staff. He has made me feel like a real person instead of being sick all the time.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

The single most important cause for respiratory allergies is inhalant allergy like dust, molds and pollens etc. There are basically two methods of allergy testing-traditional allergy testing and serial dilution testing. Traditional allergy testing is typically very insensitive and misses a lot of allergies and cannot quantify allergy. On the other hand in serial dilution testing, multiple dilutions are tested which makes it more sensitive and also helps to pinpoint to the right treatment dose. Instead of taking injections for years to see a response, you can start seeing the response within a few injections like 4 or 5 injections and this is the point where recovery starts and need for medications minimized.

 

 

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