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How can I alleviate allergy symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, clogged ears, sneezing)?

How can I alleviate allergy symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, clogged ears, sneezing)?

Many ways: The most common answer you will get from docs is "allergy meds". In addition, avoidance of the allergens is a powerful solution, but often difficult to achieve. Rinsing away those allergens from your nose can be hugely successful. Consider using a daily nasal rinse of saline. Like rinsing dust off your car, daily nasal saline rinses wash away allergens, virus, bacteria. Nice effect. Try it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?

Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?

Can still be allergy: Allergy testing only rules out what is being tested for. I would look at what helps the symptoms and to see what seems to trigger the symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 34 weeks pregnant and have severe allergy symptoms sneezing, itchy ears and throat, runny nose and eyes, which medicine is good for me?

Hi, I'm 34 weeks pregnant and have severe allergy symptoms sneezing, itchy ears and throat, runny nose and eyes, which medicine is good for me?

Allergic & pregnant: The less medication used in pregnancy, the better, most people agree. However, late in pregnancy, category B antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Zyrtec are generally safe for mother and baby. Nasalcrom spray is especially safe, as long as one is not allergic to it, which is RARE, but it is not very strong. Nasal steroid sprays Nasacort/Flonase are usually fine, because not much is used--all these OTC ...Read more

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Have a runny and stuffy nose, eyes itchy, ears hurt, and sneezing. Thinking its allergies as the pollen count is very high. Advice to help? Natural?

Have a runny and stuffy nose, eyes itchy, ears hurt, and sneezing. Thinking its allergies as the pollen count is very high. Advice to help? Natural?

Please see below: This appears looking like a seasonal allergy is giving you problem. It gets better with anti allergen oral and topical medications. Sometime, people put hepa filter at home with some improvement. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) while pregnant? If not, what can I take to ease my allergies (sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose)?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) while pregnant? If not, what can I take to ease my allergies (sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose)?

Confirm: I would suggest a saline rinse for nose and eyes. It should be safe, but please check with your local pharmacy and OB. They have up to date computerized information.
Using a HEPA filter at home and avoiding triggers will also help. ...Read more

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Left ear is clogged and ringing badly, bothering me all day. I have been sneezing a lot today too from allergies. How can I fix this ringing?

Left ear is clogged and ringing badly, bothering me all day. I have been sneezing a lot today too from allergies. How can I fix this ringing?

Decongestant: Allergies can cause eustachian tubes to clog up. If you are otherwise healthy, pop 2 OTC pseudoephedrine 30 mg tablets. Plus get OTC decongestant nose spray (like Afrin (oxymetazoline) 12 hr) and squirt in same sode nostril where ear is clogged, but not for >5 days. Begin topical steroid like fluticasone or triamcinolone daily for longer term control, stop if nosebleeds. Consider allergist, find cause. ...Read more

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What can I take to relieve my symptoms of burning nose, eyes, throat, along with stuffiness and clogged ears dry cough?

What can I take to relieve my symptoms of burning nose, eyes, throat, along with stuffiness and clogged ears dry cough?

OTC meds: Sounds like an allergy exacerbation or an early cold. I would recommend Claritin (loratadine) or claritin-d which are both over the counter (otc). ...Read more

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Grand other, 87yo. 5'5" 149lbs. Chronic cold symptoms, 10yrs. Runny nose, clogged ears, dizziness, cough, hoarse throat. No allergies. Any ideas?

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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Intermittent head pressure esp behind eyes, clogged ears, tight jaw. CBC, echo, EKG OK. Lowering head worsens pressure. Allergies? Musculoskeletal?

Intermittent head pressure esp behind eyes, clogged ears, tight jaw. CBC, echo, EKG OK. Lowering head worsens pressure. Allergies? Musculoskeletal?

Pressure in head: In a young lady may be due to deep sinus problems or Idopathic intracranial hypertension especially if there is a positional component. I would see a neurologist. Check Iron level, Vit A level Thyroid function if there is evidence of raised intracranial pressure on fundoscopic (eye) exam. Also check a CT of the head. I wish you best of health. ...Read more

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Pulsing head + dizzy/lightheaded when lie down. Ears clogged, pressure in eyes/face, nasal voice often. Allergies. Cervical issues. What specialist?

Pulsing head + dizzy/lightheaded when lie down. Ears clogged, pressure in eyes/face, nasal voice often. Allergies. Cervical issues. What specialist?

Doctor for allergies: Allergists treat the allergies and the ear- blocking and headaches that come with them. They don't do neck adjustments in the USA. I would start with an allergist and if they do not help you, consider seeing an otolaryngologist for structural causes of the nose and ears giving you these symptoms. For the neck, you may need a different doctor entirely, depends on what symptoms you have. ...Read more

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Can mascara allergy cause clogged ears?

Can mascara allergy cause clogged ears?

Unlikely: Are you sure it is mascara allergy and not plain old seasonal allergies? Mascara allergy will cause a local rash and rash on the eyelids. Nasal allergies can cause clogged ears. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause clogged ears?

Can allergies cause clogged ears?

Allergies Clog Ears: Allergies are a very common cause of clogged ears. The pressure behind the eardrums is kept normal by a tube that goes from the middle ear to the back of the nose. Allergies cause swelling in the back of the nose, swelling the opening to that tube closed, causing the ear pressure. ...Read more

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Most preferred allergy pills for clogged ears?

Depends: Often clogged ears will respond to an antihistamine with a decongestant if tolerated or else a prescription nasal spray to relieve congestion. ...Read more

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I have chronic clogged ears, went to ENT nothing even got tested for allergies and nothing, and cat scan. Don't know what to do?

I have chronic clogged ears, went to ENT nothing even got tested for allergies and nothing, and cat scan. Don't know what to do?

Blocked ears: Sometimes we can't find a cause for this problem; we have two aerosol nasal sprays that can be tried. The aerosols often get back through the nasal passages to the eustachian tube openings that connect to the throat better than aqueous sprays. They are called zetonna and qnasl. Some of my patients also find it helpful to take sudafed on the mornings they are blocked. Try a milk free diet too. ...Read more

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Ear clogged, nose stuffy, eye teary, all right side. Is it possible to have one sided allergy problems? Or maybe a sinus issue?

Ear clogged, nose stuffy, eye teary, all right side. Is it possible to have one sided allergy problems? Or maybe a sinus issue?

Mucosal swelling: The constellation of symptoms and signs in your question can be caused by swelling of the mucosa in your sinuses and Eustachian tube as well as swelling of your right tonsil. This can indeed be seen in allergies.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have chronic clogged ears, went to ENT nothing even got tested for allergies and nothing, and cat scan. Don't know what to do?

Clogged ears: From what you describe, I assume the ct scan is also normal? Did the ENT see any fluid behind the drums? Do you have any nasal symptoms? If so, a nasal spray can help, even without nasal allergies. If you felt the ENT did not address your symptoms, you may want to gto back to them or seek the opinion of another one. ...Read more

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Clogged ears, can it be allergies?

Clogged ears, can it be allergies?

Blocked ears: Ear- blocking does sometimes occur as part of a person's allergy symptoms, because the eustachian tubes can swell when there is allergic inflammation. Ears can also itch, along with nasal and eye itching. Itching is more specific to allergies than ear blocking, because ears can also block with colds or ear infections, or even external problems like wax buildup. ...Read more

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My left ear feels clogged/full and then becomes painful. Could it be from environmental allergies?

My left ear feels clogged/full and then becomes painful. Could it be from environmental allergies?

Maybe: Ear congestion and popping can result from nasal congestion from nasal allergies. If the symptoms are intermittent and involve either ear intermnittently, that may be the case. See your doctor to rule out an ear infection and then start a steroid nasal spray to improve your nasal congestion and minimize your ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Clogged ears after a severe allergy attack 2 weeks ago. I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & Claritin d. It hasn't gotten better, any ideas what to do?

Clogged ears after a severe allergy attack 2 weeks ago. I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & Claritin d. It hasn't gotten better, any ideas what to do?

Pseudoephedrine: Decongestant may help. Try Pseudoephedrine and then oxymetozaline. With the latter be very careful not to use it for more than a day or two because of rebound congestion. You could also try nasal saline rinses with neti-pot and nasal steroid spray. ...Read more

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2 clogged ears sometimes unclog when I tilt my head I have seasonal allergies and a dry cough when I talk/breathe. Stuffy nose at night?

2 clogged ears sometimes unclog when I tilt my head I have seasonal allergies and a dry cough when I talk/breathe. Stuffy nose at night?

Eusthacian tube: Dysfunction. Otc Sudafed will take care of it. Also use such as antihistamin for allergies so the eustachian stays open. ...Read more

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When exercising: clogged ears, raised heart rate, hard eyes, pulsating neck and head, red skin blotches on face, feels like walking on air why?

When exercising: clogged ears, raised heart rate, hard eyes, pulsating neck and head, red skin blotches on face, feels like walking on air why?

? physiologic: During exercise the heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output increase and can cause the ears to seem to be "stopped up" and cause the pulsations in the neck. Blood flow increases to the skin to help eliminate heat that the body is generating (flushed face). I suspect you may be hyperventilating to some degree and that causes numbness and tingling around the face, arms and legs. ...Read more

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I have never had an issue with allergies, but at 23 I am having symptoms: congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing. It has lasted 2-3 weeks. Will it go away?

Think environment: Recently moved? New pet? New roommate? Recently married? New job? Do a complete inventory. What has changed? Go back at least one year. For example: you might have moved 10 months ago, but only recently began being exposed to a pollen you to which you are allergic. ...Read more

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I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?

I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?

Be more specific: What do you mean by sinusitis symptoms? If you meant a headache then it may not necessarily be from sinus problem. Just this morning I saw a patient who complained of having sinus infections about 9x/year. On further questioning, what she described was actually migraines and not sinus infections. ...Read more

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