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Managing Hay Fever
It runs it course : Unless you take an antiviral very early on. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a root canal trigger sinus infection w high fever and unproductive cough? Headaches, sweats, sneezing, fever, runny nose, itchy throat , thank you!
Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.
Both the same: These terms are use for essentially the same process. I don't know many people who hang around "hay" to get their hay fever, although there can be a lot of moldy or allergenic stuff in hay. The term evolved to mean the same thing as seasonal allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hay fever is it: Hay fever is a form of seasonal allergic rhinitis caused by allergy to ragweed. Ragweed pollenates during late august to early september, the traditional time for mowing hay. 19th century physicians thought that this malady of the nose & eyes might be due in some fashion to particles released by freshly mowed hay. "fever" is a 19th century term for inflammation & doesn't mean temperature elevation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help. The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause. ...Read more
Probably not: Your symptoms could very well be a viral infection, which does not require antibiotics. If you have thick green mucous for 7 days it greater, there is an increased probability with the symptoms you describe. Best to have an evaluation so you can get prompt treatment. ...Read more
What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms
Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?
Nasal sprays: The most effective treatment for allergic rhinitis (hay fever) are the nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) flonase, veramyst, etc. They are safe and Nasonex (mometasone) is approved down to age 2 years. While it takes a couple of days to see improvement, they are well worth it. ...Read more
Antivirals: There are antiviral medications available for some forms of infection. Hepatitis b and c, HIV disease, influenza, herpes simplex and several others. For the average common cold there is nothing but symptomatic relief available. Take Acetaminophen (tylenol), decongestants, etc. There are many otc products and your friendly pharmacist will be happy to guide you to the best. ...Read more
Grand other, 87yo. 5'5" 149lbs. Chronic cold symptoms, 10yrs. Runny nose, clogged ears, dizziness, cough, hoarse throat. No allergies. Any ideas?
Chronic sinusitis: The symptoms above are consistent with chronic irritation of the nose and throat. This can be caused by chronic sinus infections which also connect to the ear and cause dizziness. A Cat scan of sinuses can help. A more unlikely but possible cause is reflux disease. (GERD) While not typical, gastric fluid coming up in the throat during sleep can cause the symptoms as well. An ENT surgeon can help. ...Read more
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