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Can Allergies Cause Aches And Pains
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
On occasion i feel an aching pain in forearms when i cough. I cough often because I have asthma&allergy. What could be the cause of the forearm pain?
Hard to say: It is hard to say, there a number of possibilities and you may want to be checked. In my field of spinal surgery, coughing is known to increase the pressure in the spinal canal. And so, if a patient has a "pinched nerve" in their neck or back coughing can sometimes cause pain in their extremity. There are many other causes and an exam and more detailed history can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
What causes watery eyes? My eyes have been very watery off & on for a few weeks. They also are very sore. Is this allergies or something else?
Varied causes: Commonly watery eyes are due to reflex tearing stimulated by dry eyes. This represents a protective mechanism. Furthermore, other causes can include: allergy, blocked or partially blocked tear drainage system, wind, dust, medications, hormonal changes, occupational sources (computers) etc. trial artificial tears to soothe eyes. See Eye MD for evaluation to disclose definitive cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy symptoms: Seasonal allergies may typically affect the eyes and respiratory mucosa (nasal passages and bronchial tubes). Rarely it may be associated with other dermal or mucosal reactions, such as hives or eczema. It would be unusual for pollen to cause inflammation of the palate. I would think of another cause before considering allergy. ...Read more
I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?
Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more
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