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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 glasses to take longer to adjust? Been having facial & eye pain w/ headache throughout the day. Nt sure if it's my glasses

Can allergies cause glasses to take longer to adjust? Been having facial & eye pain w/ headache throughout the day. Nt sure if it's my glasses

Probable: Allergies can cause headaches and if the eyes are involved, blurred vision may result. Eye pain is more common with dry eyes than allergic eyes. Given that you have asthma as well, I think an allergy consult may be worthwhile to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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How can I relieve these headaches? I have had headaches for a few weeks. They aren't severe like migranes just dull aches that don't seem to go away. Doctor said my nose was swollen and sinus problem / allergies are most likely the cause but I am unsure. I

How can I relieve these headaches? I have had headaches for a few weeks. They aren't severe like migranes just dull aches that don't seem to go away. Doctor said my nose was swollen and sinus problem / allergies are most likely the cause but I am unsure. I

Treat allergies: You can do nasal saline rinses, use antihistamines with decongestants, and even use a nasal steroid spray that is now available OTC. If these measures are not helpful you should see your physician to be evaluated for a sinus infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have allergy like symptoms which causes right eye pain and right side headache.is it related to brain tumor?

What to do if I have allergy like symptoms which causes right eye pain and right side headache.is it related to brain tumor?

Could be: I would say this could be tumor, but there is something called cluster headache which occurs more in males than females and can cause red eye and nasal congestion with the headache on one side. However, I would like to ask you if this headache occurs in patterns and how long have you had it?
I recommend that you have your headache checked to rule out tumor as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have allergy like symptoms which causes right eye pain and right side headache. Is it related to brain tumor?

What to do if I have allergy like symptoms which causes right eye pain and right side headache. Is it related to brain tumor?

Not likely: The allergy symptoms may lead to sinus infections/swelling. This, in turn can lead to the right sided headaches. Brain tumor usually lead to local effects on the brain such as weakness if the tumor is close to the motor areas. Headaches are late findings, and may occurr if the tumor is very large. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have allergy like symptoms which causes right eye pain and right side headache. Is it related to brain tumor?

What do you suggest if I have allergy like symptoms which causes right eye pain and right side headache. Is it related to brain tumor?

May be ethmoid sinus: Most likely related to right ethmoid sinus and allergy. However should have physical exam by physician and possibly be referred for appropriate testing. ...Read more

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I have severe allergies &, in addition to headache/throat, sometimes skin around eyes itches & I get small, itchy bumps that last weeks. Causes? Cures?

I have severe allergies &, in addition to headache/throat, sometimes skin around eyes itches & I get small, itchy bumps that last weeks. Causes? Cures?

Cause:allergies : Cures:you symptoms points to allergies thus you need to see your primarymd to evaluate if you do have allergies and or irritants; what you are allergic to for avoidance, preventive measures, treatment and if you need further work up or a referral to an allergist. ...Read more

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Headaches in the front of my head could it be allergies?

Headaches in the front of my head could it be allergies?

Usually not: Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) rarely causes headaches. If you have severe nasal symptoms for several days the swollen nasal lining may interfere with frontal sinus drainage causing frontal pressure and if this continues the pressure can increase to pain. This process develops and resolves over many days. If you have the sudden onset of headache resolving in 24 hr, it is not allergy related. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches and constant pressure / numbness in my head, what could it be, i have been taking headache medication and allergy too?

I've been having headaches and constant pressure / numbness in my head, what could it be, i have been taking headache medication and allergy too?

Headaches: Persistent headaches may be due to tension with muscle contraction as the mechanism, but if these are new to you, frequent,or severe, an evaluation by a neurologist would be best. Appropriate tests will be ordered. If they are felt to be tension headaches, referral for stress management can be arranged. ...Read more

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For the past week I have been having these headaches in the front of my head above my eyes they come and go is this sinus I have terrible allergies

For the past week I have been having these headaches in the front of my head above my eyes they come and go is this sinus I have terrible allergies

Headaches: Yes you could be having sinus headache brought on by your nasal allergies or allergic rhinitis. Consult your doctor or an allergist for help. ...Read more

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Got hit in the head at a party sunday have a nagging headache since not sure if mild concussion or seasonal allergies or from drinking too much?

Got hit in the head at a party sunday have a nagging headache since not sure if mild concussion or seasonal allergies or from drinking too much?

Concussion Diagnosis: Concussion is caused by trauma to the brain. Concussion causes a constellation of symptoms including headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, mood changes and sleepiness. You can have a loss of consciousness as part of the initial injury but this does not happen in all concussions. Treatment is rest and gradual return to activity. Contact your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sinus and head pressure.? Ok for the past year I have had these pressure headaches I have went to the doctors about 10 times over this they have all told me the sane thing that it some sort of allergy. I get pressure from my head on then

How to get rid of sinus and head pressure.? Ok for the past year I have had these pressure headaches I have went to the doctors about 10 times over this they have all told me the sane thing that it some sort of allergy. I get pressure from my head on then

Allergies: Well then stop wasting your time and go see an allergist, get tested, get to the bottom of it and find out what is triggering your symptoms and how you can manage them. The allergist can discuss different treatment options with you and provide you with long term relief. Find one at acaai. Org or aaaai. Org. ...Read more

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Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies

Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies

Important to see MD: Any severe headache deserves attention and ruling out most rare but serious conditions. Once shown to be not life-threatening, as most are not, then muscular caused can be dealt with. The majority of headaches are of muscular origin. ...Read more

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Vertigo/dizziness upon moving head and changing positions for 4 days. Nausea and slight headache. Just got a cat... Does this sound like an allergy?

Vertigo/dizziness upon moving head and changing positions for 4 days. Nausea and slight headache. Just got a cat... Does this sound like an allergy?

Vertigo : Not the most likely explanation. Vertigo like you describe is more likely to be due to a viral infection than to your new cat, although it's not impossible for a cat allergy to cause inflammation in your ears and lead to a stopped up head and vertigo. The commonest symptoms of cat allergy are itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion and runny nose. See a doctor soon; vertigo is horrible! ...Read more

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Clear runny nose, little pressure in head headache with warmth to it. Is it allergies or should I take amoxicillion?

Clear runny nose, little pressure in head headache with warmth to it. Is it allergies or should I take amoxicillion?

Runny nose: Allergies or cold, I would not take an antibiotic. You should see your doctor and determine what is the problem. A cold should clear on its own. ...Read more

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Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?

Head pain on side of head above/behind ear only when stressed or have allergies to the pollen falling?

TMD and allergies : The pain on the side of your head when stressed may be because you are grinding your teeth. This makes the muscles on the side of your head sore. Try stress relieving tips: breath, take frequent breaks and exercise. An over the counter allergy medication can ease your symptoms due to pollen. ...Read more

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Can mold in your home make you emotional have head pain allergys like itchy nose stomic pain a just make you sick an emotionally crazy?

Can mold in your home make you emotional have head pain allergys like itchy nose stomic pain a just make you sick an emotionally crazy?

Mold: If you have mold allergy, you can experience an itchy nose, nasal congestion and headaches. These if present for a long time can technically dirve you crazy, out of frustration and not feeling well. You should first establish if you are allergic to mold, see an allergist if you have the above symptoms. ...Read more

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Bad allergies which went into a cold &now a sinus infection. On day 3 of antibiotic, still bad head pain when I cough. Is this still w/i normal?

Bad allergies which went into a cold &now a sinus infection. On day 3 of antibiotic, still bad head pain when I cough. Is this still w/i normal?

Possibly: Even if the right antibiotic is prescribed, it may take 3-4 days to note results. However, if no improvement by the 5th day, you will to ask your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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I have ct scan last year from headache was normal. I got headache this year but it's moving all over my head and prusser in my head. Sinus or allergy

I have ct scan last year from headache was normal. I got headache this year but it's moving all over my head and prusser in my head. Sinus or allergy

CT and headaches: CT are used to look for structural abnormalities. You should see a good neurologist who should sit down with you and try to have you characterize the pain pattern of your headache and then do a thorough neurological examination followed by a laboratory examination if called for. Then an MRI if necessary. Doing a CT first is putting the cart before the horse! ...Read more

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Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Headache clinic at a: Local hospital may be the best way to go, especially if you have seen your primary doc. Treating one thing at a time can solve the mystery. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Head pain above left eye for just over 2 years. 70% of a week I have it. No allergies and CT scan was clear. Migrain tabs have no effect. Any ideas?

Head pain above left eye for just over 2 years. 70% of a week I have it. No allergies and CT scan was clear. Migrain tabs have no effect. Any ideas?

Zoster?: Depending on your age, zoster, with what is called post-hermetic neuralgia may be the reason for a one sided pain. You don't have to have a skin rash with zoster.

But... That is a diagnosis that must rule out all others first! You should be throughly examined before this diagnosis is made. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Persistent slight runny nose, slight sore throat, eyes that feel sore in the back with some pain. Often a dull headache at top of head. No allergies?

Persistent slight runny nose, slight sore throat, eyes that feel sore in the back with some pain. Often a dull headache at top of head. No allergies?

Inflammatory symptom: You are describing symptoms suggestive of chronic inflammation which may be due to infection, auto-immune disorder, neurologic or Allergies. What makes the symptoms better, what makes them worse? Do you have symptom-free periods and what triggers the symptoms? I would suggest you need allergy testing and you may try OTC antihistamines, if no improvement, your doctor may need to investigate cause. ...Read more

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Headache when standing and hard to hear in one ear itchy throat and sneezing had a CT scan of head came out clear. Can it be allergies?

Nasal congestion: The symptoms you describe can definitely be associated with allergic rhinitis especially if nasal congestion is a significant component.
Diminished hearing can be associated with eustacian tube (middle ear) dysfunction as a result of nasal congestion causing increased middle ear pressure.
Headaches can of course occur in the same realm. You should see an allergist for sure. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more