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Allergic Rhinitis

A female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal congestion.: You can have allergic rhinitis without symptoms of runny nose or sneezing, itchy nose. You may only notice the congestion. Not all the symptoms of A ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience in Urgent Care
Sinusitis can...: Perhaps, but it is still likely due to an occlusion of drainage of the sinus. Most sinusitis is not a bacterial infection without signs such as disco ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Possible: You don't need runny nose for diagnosing Allergic Rhinitis, esp if you have swollen nasal turbinates ancnad congestion which is the main criterion fo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy and asthma: Up to 80% of asthmatics in the US has positive allergy testing. We call it allergic asthma. You therefore must be in the other non allergic asthma cat ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
lifetime: It waxes and wanes with the seasons but returns annually forever. Claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, and Allegra are your best choices during the day; Ben ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Were you tested?: If you were allergy treated and your test was negative, this is correct. Some individuals have nasal congestion from dust mites and pets but no other ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usually: Although many people with allergic rhinitis only have symptoms during the peak pollen seasons depending on what they are allergic to.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
What?: This is inflammation of the tissues of the lining of the nasal passages induced by infiltration by immune modulating cells as a result of "allergic" r ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khalid Khan
53 years experience in Ophthalmology
Fatigue: Allergies and treatment for allergic rhinitis causes body to feel tiered from exhaustion ; drug's side effects !
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes and no: It can be, but often times it is not.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Runny Nose: Suggestive of allergic rhinitis.
A female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergy: Allergic rhinitis is not contagious. It is not an infectious disease, thus you cannot transmit or be infected by allergies.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suresh Anand
25 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Rhinitis: Runny, stuffy nose, sneezing spells, nasal congestion, post nasal discharge with clearing of throat, mouth breathing, snoring (?), pressure in sinus a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergic sensitivity: Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite; and even some indoor sensitize ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Costello
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
3 levels: 1. Avoidance - if it is possible to limit exposure to what you are allergic to that is the place to start -> works best for animals and dust. 2. Me ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Doubtful : Certainly not by inhalation, but maybe if the lips came in contact with a lot of pollen. If your lips are swelling and you haven't been chewing on wee ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Identify the cause: If you have an allergist close to you, get tested to see what is causing your symptoms. Once you know what it is, avoiding it should help. Taking oral ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Often is the cause: Pollen released from flowers and plants is often a cause for hay fever (seasonal allergies). Spring & summer time is the most challenging time for al ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Barometric pressure : It is likely the changes in barometric (air pressure) is affecting you. Talk with your physician about prescription nasal sprays that can keep open y ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Nasal Inflammation: Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose. It is most frequently caused by allergies to pollen, dust mites, cat dander etc. Thus allergic rhinitis. It is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Menchell
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hay fever reactions?: While it is possible to see a variety of symptoms with seasonal allergies, such as sneezing, nasal congestion, eye redness, swelling and wheezing, a t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy sh ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Skin or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms(runny nose, headaches, itchy eyes etc) and then examine you. Usual ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Meds & allergy shots: The best treatment for seasonal allergy is immunotherapy (allergy shots), which can cure the disease altogether. Medications such as antihistamines an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
No: Rosacea is an inherited condition characterized by extra sensitive skin, flushing, dilated blood vessels, inflammatory bumps that mimic acne, and enla ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Muscle protein: The allergen in shrimp and crab is probably a common allergen called tropomyosin which is a muscle protein.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reaction to antigen: Allergic rhinitis is an irritation reaction in the nose which results from exposure to allergens. It shows as runny nose, congestion, facial pain, an ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Exposure to allergens are a major trigger of asthma attacks.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Allergic shiners are caused by nasal congestion that results in passive congestion of a venous plexus that is under the eyes. So using an antihistamin ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Allergy shots: Allergy shots help patients have fewer allergic symptoms and use less medications. Relevant allergens are diluted and then given weekly in increasing ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Various meds: There are various medications for rlief of allergy symptoms. These medications include antihistamines both over the counter and prescription, prescrip ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Possible: Possible but somewhat rare. What is more likely is an adverse effect of Fluconazole - the difference is an allergic reaction is an escalating immune r ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Rhinitis: The shots can make you feel tired, fatigued, itchy, etc... But typically feeling like you have a "cold" isn't a side effect. Maybe you really do have ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Absolutely: Oral medications, nasal sprays, allergy shots....And of course, avoidance.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Talk to your Doc: There are many very cost effective medications that can be used to treat ones condition. Some other suggestions to save money on the cost of medicatio ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an allergist: The best treatment for allergic rhinitis is allergy shots. You need an evaluation by an allergist or ENT allergist. We have several medications that ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Control is possible: While no cure exists, typically a treatment regimen of avoidance (as practical), nasal steroid spray ( example: flonase), non drowsy antihistamine (zy ... Read More

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