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Allergy Symptoms Throat Irritation
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
Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more
Intermittent throat irritation and lymph node swelling, throat tightness after drinking alcohol. Doc suggested allergies, but Claritin (loratadine) is ineffective?
ENT consult advised: Your symptoms could be allergic in nature, but due to the persistence of the symptoms, further evaluation is indicated. An ENT evaluation is recommended. While waiting for your appt., recommend trial of Zyrtec (cetirizine) at night and stopping alcohol products. If you smoke, stop now. ...Read more
Can fungal infection cause flare up of allergic rhinitis, congestion, scratchy throat, increased phlegm/mucous production, sinusitis symtoms? any correlation for any or all of these?
Unlikely: That would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Much of the answer depends on a detailed history. Is there a family or personal history of allergies? How long has it been going on? Any different exposures to allergens (i.e. New pets, new house, new job etc.) any other associated symptoms? You need to see your primary care physician or an allergist to give you a better answer. ...Read more
Probably not: Honey has been anecdotally reported to lessen symptoms in people with seasonal allergies. But these results haven't been consistently duplicated in clinical studies. Still the idea isn't so far-fetched. Honey has been studied as a cough suppressant and may have anti-inflammatory effects. In addition, some experts point out that honey can contain traces of flower pollen — an allergen. And one treatment for allergies is repeated exposure to small amounts of allergens. For now, however, it appears that honey may just be a sweet placebo. But don't let that stop you from using it in food and beverages. Just don't give honey to children younger than 1 year because of the risk of infant botulism, a rare but serious form of food poisoning. Ozone air purifiers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be ...: If you "feel" that there is something "stuck" there but not really i.e. You are not drooling saliva, then yes, this symptom, called globus sensation, can be an extra-intestinal manifestation of gerd. If food really is getting stuck, then you need to see an GI specialist quick and get scoped to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more
Severe symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, sneezing caused by wood dust allergy. Is antihistamines the best drug to treat this symptoms?
YES: and also nasal rinse with normal saline. ...Read more
Yes if when with dog: Any severe allergy can cause hives in the allergic person, so yes, hives could be due to a dog. More people are allergic to cats than are allergic to dogs, by a large percentage, but some people have life- threatening dog allergies. Severe reactions can include eye swelling, throat- closing, coughing and asthma, and shock, as well as skin rashes including hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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