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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related: might help if there is itching some, seborrhea treatment is different
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it is ok: No it is ok to take these together, there is no drug interaction.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Saline irrigation: Try saline irrigation to see if this helps. Mucinex (guaifenesin) may also be tried. Be sure however that you don't have a condition known as bile re ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
2nd opinion: I presumed you have had a workup by an allergist who has instructed you on the proper technique on the nasal spray and you have followed the instructi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Cedar: Cedar is a late fall, winter and early spring problem in many states. If meds are ineffective orally, i would try a mix of intranasal anithistamines ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience 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 member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Both: Loratadine (brand name claritin) is fda approved for seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and hives. However, it is also effective for treating all ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Avoidance : If you know your allergens, avoidance is the best treatment. If your use of standard antihistamines isn't helping, your doctor has many other treatme ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Exposure to allergens are a major trigger of asthma attacks.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: No, zyrtec (cetirizine) does not work to prevent you from getting an allergic reaction to food or to treat food allergies. Food allergies can present ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience Psychiatry
Not the same: Novacaine is not Cocaine and an allergy to one does not cross over to an allergy of the other.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allegra (fexofenadine): Try Allegra and see your doctor for a prescription nasal spray.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
All of them: Some patients have a preference related to efficacy, but most patients find they are each helpful and often make decisions based on price. Zyrtec and ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine and is helpful for symptoms of rhinitis caused by an allergen. So if one is allergic to cats Claritin (lorat ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and yes: The pollens that trigger seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms can also trigger seasonal asthma symptoms. Thankfully, the allergy immunotherapy (allerg ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Oral antihistamines are used to treat itchy nose, eye and sneezing. So if one is experiencing these symptoms use of anti histamines would be reasonabl ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Just make you not feel well
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Menchell
43 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes : X--mite, rock salt, coffee. Best is no carpet.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Saline: Irrigate 2-3 times daily with saline (via neti-pot or squeeze bottle). This is step one. Otherwise, physical exam and history are needed to determin ... Read More
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