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Allergy Nasal Congestion
Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution ? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)
Acupuncture : Acupuncture is a skill and some acupuncturists are truly better at their trade than others. In good hands, and coupled with chinese herbals, a patient can have really good relief from most any type of condition. The symptoms you describe, however, sound like a combination of food and environmental allergies. You may want to consider eliminating cows milk and wheat from your diet too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bad allergies (nasal congestion/itchy eyes/etc) with no relief from daily claritind. What are other options? (shots? Prescriptions? Anything else?)
Dietary will help: Making sure to hydrate well and cutting out sugars, dairy, sodas, processed foods, desserts will reduce phlegm production. Cut out tobacco, as that can be contributory too. There are eye drops that help reduce allergies but you must see your eye doctor first. Cool compresses are also useful over eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal Saline: The safest and in many cases, effective, is nasal irrigation with saline, available in any store. You can also add a nasal lubricant; there are many brands, my favorite are Rhinaris and Nasogel. If these are effective, great. If not, my suggestion would be to try OTC medications, most of which are safe and effective.Not nasal decongestants. ...Read more
Pseudoephedrine: Decongestants work best for nasal congestion, and there is only one over the counter medication that works well for this problem, and that is pseudoephedrine. This medication is only available by asking the pharmacist. Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective medication for childhood allergies, in children over the age of 2, when medications are needed on a regular basis. ...Read more
Have been taking claratin 10 mg for few days and getting excellent sleep. Does this mean my main pblm is allergy and not nasal congestion?
Could be, but: allergy is sort of chronic inflammation, and that can lead to congestion too, if claritin helped, fine, stay on it, use it regularly for sometime, even if you have no symptoms, read the labels carefully to make sure it suits you. If later symptoms develop, and claritin isn't as effective, you may want to see an allergist if u have access to one in your area, or follow up with your ENT specialist ...Read more
After getting allergies I've chronic nasal congestion that switches sides. I tried everything nothing helps what can it be, m always congested.
Allergies can be: a source of chronic congestion. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in am & pm. ...Read more
I don't have allergies but I do have allergy like reaction (including nasal congestion) to dust, smoke, scents, etc. Did that cause my dark circles?
Non Allergic Rhiniti: Rhinitis is the condition that causes nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose, and a runny nose. It can be caused by allergies or not caused by allergies -- this is called non allergic rhinitis (nar). Nar is caused by strong odors perfumes, smoke and other irritants. I would challenge the statement that allergy testing is too cumbersome, costly and painful to perfume. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Re-occurring eye reactions. Both eyes swell - lids & area, then rash. Lasts 2-3 weeks. Not redness in eye or nasal congestion. Allergy tests show cat?
I have persistent strong allergys that accores all day, i never had allergys this strong. Symptoms: nasal congestion, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezy.
Using OC with norethindrone acetate.Have asthma & allergies.Experiencing chest tightness, nasal congestion and sore throat since starting med.Related?
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
My allergies have gotten really bad ( nasal congestion) since hitting perimenopause, what can I do outside of traditional choices?
Is inflamation the only cause of
constant nasal congestion? Outside
of allergies both food and other...
I have horrible nasal congestion
I don't have any known allergies but I have a lot of nasal congestion daily since december to the point i can not breathe through my nose.
Many possibilities: You can develop allergies at almost any age...An allergist can take a history and do some simple testing to help you figure it out. Sometimes chronic nasal congestion is from "over-active" sinus tissue , and not from an allergy. Either way there are very good treatments to help you. This is an annoying symptom, but usually not serious. After so many months seeing an allergist would be worthwhile. ...Read more
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