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Brain Fever Symptoms
Multiple ways: Avoid going out when pollen counts are high and avoid other things you may be allergic to. Antihistamines particularly the newer low drowsiness ones can help with eye itching and sneezing. Prescription nasal steroids and antihistamine nasal sprays are very helpful. After allergy testing, appropriate allergy shot or drops can make you less sensitive.Mantihistamine eye drops can help eye symptoms. ...Read more
Nothing to sneeze at: Severe hay fever requires prescription medication. Otc antihistamines (loratadine, fexofenadine, cetirizine) help with most symptoms, but usually not with nasal stuffiness. Oral decongestant combinations may be help with stuffiness, but have side effects. Topical decongestants (nose and eyes) should not be used more than 5 days. The best solution is allergy shots by a board-certified allergist. ...Read more
Brain fever: By brain fever, i presume you mean meningitis or encephalitis. Symptoms include alterations of consciousness and responsiveness, seizures, brain swelling, abnormalities of muscle tone, abnormal body posturing and movement and posturing of extremities. In some cases, symptoms of a stroke may be prominent. ...Read more
If I have fever symptoms that are improving and smoke marijuana, will they get worse after or will the marijuana have no effect?
Marijuana and fever: There is good evidence that marijuana suppresses the immune system to some degree. So, if your fever is due to an infection, the marijuana will make it harder for your body's immune system to fight the infection. My suggestion is to avoid marijuana use until you are back to normal. ...Read more
I don't have flu or fever symptoms but I cough a lot while lying in bed and try to sleep. What is the cause and what I can I do?
nasalcrom, benadryl (diphenhydramine): Nasalcrom spray and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are also acceptable otc meds for this age. Children are much less often sedated by Benadryl (diphenhydramine) than adults, and sometimes it is more effective than claritin, zyrtec or allegra. Nasalcrom works best if given before a known exposure, like visiting grandma's cat. It also works if used regularly over time, but most little ones balk when you spray their noses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers