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A 38-year-old male asked:

38. constant sneezing bouts, runny nose, congestion 6+ mos. tried most all allergy meds. no luck. dry climate. humidfier. ent says no sinusitis. next?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Allergy testing: If you have done like you said above and have taken your allergy medicines long enough and daily, not just pop a pill when you think you need to , then it is time to see an allergist for possible allergy testing and allergy shots.Most of the time we do shortcuts.Need to take allergy meds everyday till two weeks symptom free before you stop taking it altogether! that is why it is not working
Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Nasal Issues: Did your ENT order a ct scan? If not this may be the next step. This could be a reaction to fabric softeners, extreme allergies or a reaction to an otc spray like afrin (oxymetazoline). Always seek another opinion if any problem becomes chronic and your current treatments don't work.

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I'm sick and I have a fever, sore throat , barking cough, and a head ache. Will OTC meds work for this?

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I've had a bad cough - coughing up mucus- for 2 weeks and now I also have a runny nose. Cough syrup helps a little bit. Is this just a cold?

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