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Best Hay Fever Remady
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
Ragweed allergy: Ragweed season is from 15th of august to the first frost in most of the midwest and western U.S. At one time people used to take 'ragweed' vacations and go to calfornia or europe to escape the season and severe symptoms. Antihistamines, decongestant and steroids help. Ideal treatment is evaluation by a trained allergy specialist and immunotherapy (allergy injections) for long term relief. ...Read more
Allergy shots: If by "best" you mean "cure" then allergy immunotherapy, either injections or possibly sublingual drops, are the answer. Medications, avoidance, and saline rinses only relieve symptoms. Immunotherapy changes the course of the disease; for many providing a cure, for some dramatic improvement. Immunotherapy is disease-altering. Everything else is stopgap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: Scarlet fever is a rash caused by a strep infection somewhere in the body, usually strep throat although it can be in other areas. Antibiotics such as penicillin or Amoxicillin are usually very effective. Others can be used for people who are allergic to these drugs. It is important to get treated quickly in order to prevent complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sean is 7 has fever ,achy,chest congestion ans runny nose .cough also rapid heart beat ..we gave him OTC meds should we go to er?
Asthma Pneumonia: If he has a past history of asthma treated with Singlair, the that would be a good plan. Mild asthma can progress rapidly into something much worse sometimes without treatment. Does he have a nebulizer with albuterol available at home? Is he short of breath or breathing fast? Can he talk without breathing in between words of a sentence? It may be better to be seen by a physician now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?
There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hayfever & Sneezing: Hayfever is another term for allergic rhinitis. In nasal allergies, the biggest cause of sneeze is the release of histamine. In order to block the affects of histamine, you can wash your nose clean with salt water...Saline irrigation. You can also use any of a number of antihistamines, old and new. Sometimes this is not fully effective and we need to use steroids or drugs like singulair (montelukast). ...Read more
24yr old daughter has 101.5-102.5 fever doesn't lower much with ibuprofen. She has cough w/ fleghm stuffy runny nose headache for 3days now. Seek doctor? Any otcs to help?
Can a root canal trigger sinus infection w high fever and unproductive cough? Headaches, sweats, sneezing, fever, runny nose, itchy throat , thank you!
What are the best foods/remedys to fight off a cold? Symptoms:runny/stuffy noes, soar throat, achs, sneezing, fever.
Yes: Those are the symptoms of hay fever. Symptoms include: itchy nose, mouth, eyes, throat, skin, or any area, problems with smell , runny nose, sneezing, tearing eyes, stuffy nose , clogged ears and decreased sense of smell, sore throat, dark circles under the eyes, puffiness under the eyes, fatigue and irritability, headache. ...Read more
I'm asthmatic & having major allergy symptoms: sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, & congestion & sinus pressure. What would be best to take to treat?
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