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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Pollen can do that. Antihistamines can help, can be bought without a prescription.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergy?: It is entirely possible to develop a pollen allergy. Try one of the available otc allergy medication for 5-7 days and see if this helps your symptoms. ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweep ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: A variety of triggers can cause your asthma to flare. Pollen allergy is certainly one potential trigger, as are other allergens such as pets, dust mit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Viral infection: It may simply be a virus. Allergy symptoms mean different things to different people. Describe symptoms in more detail if you want a more specific ans ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe not allergic: A barking cough suggests involvement of the windpipe and voice box - not the usual areas for allergies. Think croup, laryngotracheobronchitis, and who ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: Allergies cause the typical nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eye symptoms. They can cause irritation or itchiness in the throat as w ... Read More
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Dr. Manel Silva
16 years experience Internal Medicine
HEPA filters: Using HEPA filters in your home, closing windows, reducing the humidity at home, and wearing a mask are other additional options. Here's a good articl ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Although allergy shot has a success rate of >80%, a good portion of the patients need still need to take medication. Increasing the dose pre- but ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You can, but: Not recommended, unless under medical supervision, besides doubling up on antihistamines isn't the answer, allergy treatment needs to be comprehensive ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience Family Medicine
Eye drops: Antihistamknes such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help but you can use over the counter antihistamine eye drops such as zaditor as we ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Being prepared: When traveling to an area that may trigger your allergies, be sure to take enough of your medication and place it in your carry on. Starting nasal st ... Read More

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