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What Sorts Of Things Trigger Sinuses And Allergies To Act Up
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Can naturally blocked sinuses and allergies cause lightheadness and the feeling of about to pass out?
Possibly: For a full answer, you would need to provide more information. The combination of nortriptyline and zyrtec may lead to sedation. Nortrriptyline can also lease to nasal congestion. Occlusion of the nasal passages can lead to eustachian tube dysfunction and sometimes to lightheadedness. As your nose is blocked, you need a prescription nasal spray. See a physician, preferably an allergist. ...Read more
See allergist for: Chronic allergy issues. Symptomatic relief only for colds. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
How can I figure out what my migraine triggers are? I've noticed that i get migraines after eating certain foods or being in certain environments. How can I figure out exactly which of these things is triggering the migraine?
Triggers: Triggers for migraine headaches can include things like stress, odors/scents, neck tension, alcohol, hormonal changes(such as menses), lights, smoke or other fumes, ^'ed physical activity, particular foods, becoming overheated ; sleep patterns. Try keeping a headache journal to get a better handle on this. Take care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if the body can rid of a lot of certain germs and other stuff like the common cold, why can't it get rid of other stuff?
Immune system: The body possesses an immune system that consists of cells that can eradicate most viruses as the common cold and even certain bacteria. However, your question is so non-specific when you say "other stuff"that we cannot address that. Let us know what you mean by other stuff. ...Read more
Are there any your conditions similar to hyperacusis that are caused by sinus blockage of some sort and would make me sensitive to white noise?
Sinus or migraine: Sinus disease and migraine headaches often are confused. Many patients with migraine have facial pain and are bothered by bright light and sounds. They also may experience visual changes prior to be headache coming on. Sinus disease usually has nasal obstruction fever and nasal discharge. An evaluation either by an otolaryngologist comfortable in treating migraine or neurologist may help. ...Read more
How can I identify what triggers my anxiety attacks? They seem inconsistent as far as when/where they occur and seem to start out of nowhere.
Anxiety attacks: Many times panic attacks do not have an obvious trigger, and do come out of the blue. In fact that's part of their definition. There may be circumstances that dial up your anxiety-meter, though -- making attacks more likely. Oftentimes working with a psychotherapist can help you track whatever of these can be tracked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does you cure or reduce the symptoms of adult atopy? Tired of skin reactions to various things.
What happens if the body can rid of alot of certain germs and other stuff like the common cold, why can't it get rid of other stuff?
Germs: great question. the smartest scientists of the world are trying to figure it out ...Read more
Sneezing/Headaches: One of the more common problems from heating systems in our homes is that they tend to dry out the air we breathe. This dryness can lead to both sneezing and headaches. One suggestion would be to add a humidifier to your heating system, which could be quite costly or you could simply buy a whole house or individual room humidifiers. ...Read more
I have lots of brain fog/chronic inflammation. I also react to a lot of foods/enviro triggers. All after an infection. Could this be poor immunity?
R you sleeping well: The most common cause of "brain fog" is inadequate or non restorative sleep. This can occur due to snoring (sleep apnea) being restless in bed (periodic leg movements of sleep) and other sleep issues. I am not sure about your chronic inflammation. Food or environmental "allergies", indicate a strong/overactive immune system against external substances. and are not usually a cause of brain fog ...Read more
Other than eating and drinking the right things what are the best things i can do to improve my immune system?
Sleep & exercise: Daily activity of 20-30 minutes adequate sleep (so you feel rested and make it through the day) turn off screens and settle down before bed find some friends to share activities you both enjoy laugh consider journaling, reading, writing letters volunteer and/or do things to help others there is great research supporting the idea that by helping others, we make ourselves more healthy. Best! ...Read more
Can food intolerances make it difficult to swallow and cause build up of mucus in throat? Also can this cause anxiety?
Food intolerances : Food intolerances can elicit hyper secretion as well as swelling in the tissues which will make any mucous more noticeable. Reflux also commonly causes an over production of clear mucous a full stomach is more likely to cause problems. Anytime it feels "hard to breath", anyone! will feel a certain level of anxiety. If prone to it, yes, this will likely exacerbate things even more. ...Read more
My wife has developed acute parosmia, and cannot stand the smell of anything including all food and people. Will saline flushes alone work?
See your doctor: This is a problem associated with the olfactory system, and may originate in the brain. ...Read more
What causes salviary glands on roof of mouth and gums to swell up? I get this with other allergies, can it be allergy induced?
See your dentist: Many salivary gland disorders have very similar symptoms. The main symptom of salivary gland disorders is irritated or swollen salivary glands. There are many tests that can diagnose salivary gland disorders. These tests help determine the cause of salivary gland symptoms. See your dentist for evaluation, diagnosis and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more
"atopy": Both asthma and allergy (such as allergic rhinitis) are potential manifestations of what is known as "atopy." atopy means that someone has an underlying allergic inclination due to allergic antibody that can manifest as eczema, nasal or ocular allergies, food allergies, or asthma. About 60% or so of asthma is allergic or atopic asthma, but about 40% of asthma is not caused by allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some kinds of treatments that can ease the symptoms of the common cold? What things can be done at home that can help with: runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, head aches, coughing, and hoarse voice.
Nasal symptoms: Salt water washes twice daily, humidifier in bedroom, air purifier, consider otc antihistamines although I am never a fan of patients treating themselves since they typically don't know all of the in's and out's of why we prescribe meds the way we do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does inflammation from obesity contribute to things like arthritis pain and the development of food allergies?
Obesity is fat: The causes of obesity are many but I am unaware of any relationship to increased allergies. Arthritis is well- proven as a result of the mechanical insults of over-weight and abnormal weight-bearing. Lack of exercise is only half the common cause of obesity. Overeating, the other half, may be due to many things including anxiety and stress that could aggravate allergies. ...Read more
Can pores white stuff from nose effect the noise and cause to nasal infection like sinus? Please be helpful
Sinusitis: This condition may produce congestion, difficulty hearing if the congestion involves the tubes leading to the middle ear, purulent nasal discharge, facial swelling, headache and occasionally fever. See a doctor and have this diagnosed after history and exam. Good luck and get better soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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