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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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Can allergies cause ear and throat pain?

Can allergies cause ear and throat pain?

Maybe: These are not typical symptoms of a food allergy, but may go along with other symptoms. Any true food allergy can cause a range of symptoms. An itchy rash is probably most common. But some people get nausea, diarrhea or if severe, even breathing problems. See an allergist to be tested, so you can verify your symptoms are an allergy (ie. Not an intolerance or other problem) and to help determine how. ...Read more

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Daughter is 7. Has ear pain tonight. No fever. No cold. Nothing else hurts, she feels otherwise perfect. She has allergies, could it cause ear pain?

Daughter is 7. Has ear pain tonight. No fever. No cold. Nothing else hurts, she feels otherwise perfect. She has allergies, could it cause ear pain?

Ear pain common: Normal sx of seasonal allergies include runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Allergies and ear pain are not uncommon as some may also develop painful ear complications. Your ears can be just as strongly affected by an allergic reaction as any other cranial nerve response that may occur to the eyes, nose, or throat. In most cases the complications will resolve with decline in allergens.. ...Read more

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I've been taking claritin (loratadine) daily to control allergies that cause chronic sinus and ear pain. It worked well for 6 months, but the pain is back. Is ther?

I've been taking claritin (loratadine) daily to control allergies that cause chronic sinus and ear pain. It worked well for 6 months, but the pain is back. Is ther?

Medical evaluation: By an allergist/ ENT is needed, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Could allergies and sinus issues cause lightheadedness? I am having some ear pain and alot of sinus drainage. I'm also a bit light headed

Could allergies and sinus issues cause lightheadedness? I am having some ear pain and alot of sinus drainage. I'm also a bit light headed

Yes: You need a full medical history and exam. Studies show untreated or undertreated seasonal allergies can lead to more frequent acute otitis media and bacterial rhinosinusitis. Need exam to scope your ear and probably treat otitis media and sinusitis simultaneously with augmentin. Try pseudoeohedrine 60 q 6 hours if tolerable and see MD. ...Read more

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Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Can allergies or a sinus infection cause neck and ear pain or achiness?

Allergies: Yes allergies and /or sinus infections can cause achiness, neck and ear pain. ...Read more

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Could an allergy cause sinus pressure and ear pain? Ears checked by doctor and clear. Not sinusitis

Could an allergy cause sinus pressure and ear pain? Ears checked by doctor and clear. Not sinusitis

Blocked tubes: The inflammation created by nasal allergies can cause changes in middle ear pressure, creating discomfort and temporary hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause globus hysteria and sore throat and slight ear pain..

Can seasonal allergies cause globus hysteria and sore throat and slight ear pain..

Seasonal allergies: In extreme conditions one can develop globus hystericus as well as sore throat and ear ache from the mucus produced from the allergies ...Read more

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Are there any natural allergy medicans that can take away ear pain?

Are there any natural allergy medicans that can take away ear pain?

Eustachian tube: If one has active rhinitis (nasal congestion, post nasal drip, facial pressure), you can have eustachian tube dysfunction. Check to see if the inner or outer ear is affected with your doctor or local minute clinic. Some harmless treatment include, otc nasal saline rinse, allergease (vitamin c, herbs for allergy treatment). If no change after 1-2 days, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any natural allergy medicans that are fast to take away ear pain?

Are there any natural allergy medicans that are fast to take away ear pain?

Probably not: It is best to see a doctor to determine the reason for the ear pain and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Severe ear pain! From earplugs. Allergy?

Severe ear pain! From earplugs. Allergy?

Unlikely: More likely to be irritation or infection. Someone needs to look at it to tell, though. ...Read more

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My allergies are causing jaw and ear pain, what should I do?

My allergies are causing jaw and ear pain, what should I do?

Might not be allergy: Jaw and ear pain are signs of TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorders. It might not be due to allergies. Please see your local doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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We're going to vegas. But when we fly I have ear pain the entire week. I take over-the-counter allergy meds, not helpful. Any advice?

We're going to vegas. But when we fly I have ear pain the entire week. I take over-the-counter allergy meds, not helpful. Any advice?

Nasal decongestant: Flying (just like diving) can lead to dysfunction of the eustachian tube that causes ear plugging, popping and discomfort. Frequently, a spray of nasal decongestant (oxymetazoline) immediately before take-off and landing can relieve this pressure indifference. A person should avoid over use or prolonged use of this spray. ...Read more

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Left side nose, throat and and ear pain, allergies?

Left side nose, throat and and ear pain, allergies?

Possibly: Pain is not a common feature of allergies. If however, the pain is due from congestion (that is, a 'pressure' like pain), than allergies certainly could be the cause. One sided pain is more often infection. ...Read more

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I suffer from a very severe ear pain during flights & recently developed hay allergy, could bruxism be the reason, I use nightguard already.

I suffer from a very severe ear pain during flights & recently developed hay allergy, could bruxism be the reason, I use nightguard already.

Congestion: Allergies, sinuous congestion and ear problems while flying are frequent occurrences.
Try decongestants and a nasal spray before you fly. ...Read more

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Ear pain/fullness vertigo. Small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Ear pain/fullness vertigo. Small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Allergies: You may have allergies. The mucus produced has gone into your middle ear giving you fullness and vertigo as well as pain. Theseelling about yourear represents a small reactive lymph node. Try taking antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) Allegra orxyrtec ...Read more

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I'm 19, sharp ear pain when swallowing. Switches ears. One day the right one the next the left. I have chronic post nasal drip and allergies. Help plz?

Viral or bacterial: Infection, you need to be evaluated by a doctor, this might be a bacterial infection in your middle ear, a doctor will prescribe some antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have had a headache, nausea, fatigue, ear pain, nasal pain and dryness since Tuesday. Its not my first time with these symptoms. I've been told its allergies. But I'm not sure. I've been through tests and everything and never any answers.?

I have had a headache, nausea, fatigue, ear pain, nasal pain and dryness since Tuesday. Its not my first time with these symptoms. I've been told its allergies. But I'm not sure. I've been through tests and everything and never any answers.?

Viral URTI: This sounds like an upper respiratory tract infection commonly caused by viruses. Fevers, chills, nasal congestion, increased sensitivity are are typical symptoms of the common cold. If the symptoms persist for more than a week or if the symptoms worsen rather than improve over time, you need to see your GP to rule out a bacterial cause of the infection. ...Read more

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Popping in nose. Feels inflamed. Cheek head neck ear pain. Past sinus/allergy issues. So much pain in ear and neck. Feel really sick. Green mucus.

Popping in nose. Feels inflamed. Cheek head neck ear pain. Past sinus/allergy issues. So much pain in ear and neck. Feel really sick. Green mucus.

Sinusitis: You may have a sinus infection, you need to see your doctor to treat it, if you have allergies they need to be controlled to stop these recurrent sinus infections. See an allergist and get tested and determine your triggers. ...Read more

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I'm coughing sneezing runny nose have body aches and ear pain thought it was allergy a but only getting worse have state testing tomorrow what do I do?

I'm coughing sneezing runny nose have body aches and ear pain thought it was allergy a but only getting worse have state testing tomorrow what do I do?

Need to be evaluated: With the pressure in the ear the possibility of an ear infection or fluid buildup in your ear cannot be ruled out. Generalized body aches and congestion might also indicate an upper respiratory infection. I am afraid you will need to postpone or be excused from testing. You did not mention a fever and if you have a virus you are at risk for suboptimal testing and you can infect others. See you DR. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure, ear pain, fatigue and sneezing be signs of an allergy? Ears clear and my GP says it's not sinusitis

Can sinus pressure, ear pain, fatigue and sneezing be signs of an allergy? Ears clear and my GP says it's not sinusitis

Yes: Problems with allergies leading to congestion can cause middle and inner ear problems that can certainly lead to feeling dizzy. Also, extension of a sinus infection into the brain or middle ear can also cause dizziness, and these are very serious conditions. Don't ignore these symptoms - get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Throat is very very red since a month. No pain. Sometimes ear pain. And I have nasal congestion because of allergies most of the time.

Throat is very very red since a month. No pain. Sometimes ear pain. And I have nasal congestion because of allergies most of the time.

Chronic inflammation: This sounds like chronic inflammation. The lack of pain suggest mild inflammation. Irritants such as allergies or smoking are common causes. Treat your allergies. If it is persistent you should see your doctor. More serious conditions that require a biopsy might be possible. ...Read more

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Sore burning throat on one side and ear pain/burning. I can eat and drink without any pain. Only hurts when swallowing dry? Allergies?

Sore burning throat on one side and ear pain/burning. I can eat and drink without any pain. Only hurts when swallowing dry? Allergies?

Sore throat: Sore throats are cause by many things ranging from infections, allergies, acid reflux and mouth breathing. You need to see a doc to know the difference. However, infections often come with headaches and stomach aches and pain when swallowing. Allergy usually goes resolves as the day goes no. ...Read more

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Can ear pain from TMJ be perceived as throat pain? Dr diagnosed me with TMJ but I can feel an achy feeling above tonsil in upper mouth. Allergies?

Can ear pain from TMJ be perceived as throat pain? Dr diagnosed me with TMJ but I can feel an achy feeling above tonsil in upper mouth. Allergies?

Yes, but: That can be one of the symptoms associated with TMJ but not the primary symptom. If throat pain is the primary pain, see an ENT doc to make sure you don't have a serious throat prpblem. ...Read more

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Srry shld have put more detail I've had throat ear pain vertigo for days it's allergies went to doc thurs now headache body aches and nausea?

Srry shld have put more detail I've had throat ear pain vertigo for days it's allergies went to doc thurs now headache body aches and nausea?

More: The new symptoms are not consistent with allergies. Really none of symptoms sound like classic allergy picture. Something is going on. Finish HealthTapping and proceed to urgent care or ER. You need a physical exam and sound sick. ...Read more

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Hi. Can I take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu medicine at the same time? I have a runny nose, sneezing, cough, and ear pain.

Nighttime cold & flu: Medicine should be enough, most of them already contain an antihistamine in the ingredients, so no need to add a non-drowsy allergy medicine. Read the labels carefully, rest, fluids, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement soon, especially ear pain, see your doctor, also stop smoking if you are, and avoid being around smokers, best wishes ...Read more