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Could a chronically runny nose be a symptom of a food allergy?

Could a chronically runny nose be a symptom of a food allergy?

No: The most common cause of a chronic runny nose(rhinorrhea) is allergic, particularly an allergy to house dust mites. Other allergic and non-allergic causes of rhinitis can cause rhinorrhea, see: http://bit.ly/1ThwQY2 Uncommon causes of persistent runny nose include *leakage of cerebrospinal fluid(CSF Rhinorrhea). CSF rhinorrhea can result from skull or nasal fractures, cranial surgery and tumors. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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After eating within 5-10 mins .itchy skin,runny nose, cyanosed, lightheaded,faint pulse,bp122/80,oxy sat 98%. Could this b sign of food allergy?

After eating within 5-10 mins .itchy skin,runny nose, cyanosed, lightheaded,faint pulse,bp122/80,oxy sat 98%. Could this b sign of food allergy?

Possibly : If the bodily reaction is occurring consistently with only certain foods. The saturation and the blood pressure readings you have are normal. If it is happening with any eating or swallowing then need to think about some sort of gastrointestinal disorder. Further consultation with your GP may help here ...Read more

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Is nasal allergy or nasal rhinitis has connection to a food allergy?

Is nasal allergy or nasal rhinitis has connection to a food allergy?

Maybe: Could be food allergies or intolerances (notice how long after you eat a suspect food this starts), but more likely inhalant allergy or reaction to pollution or smoke. Cleaning up your diet with fresh veggies, fruits, fiber can help, avoiding the "whites" refined sugar, flour, etc and chemicals found in diet foods. Powdered (not tablet) vit c (3000 mg) helps symptoms, butterbur, quercetin, too. ...Read more

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I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) — I drink 3 – 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. What could this be? Food allergy?

I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) — I drink 3 – 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. What could this be? Food allergy?

Food Allergy Symptom: Typical symptoms of food allergy include: itchy, hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, and in severe cases can be life threatening. If one is food allergic and avoids the food allergen then these symptoms will resolve. ...Read more

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I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) -usually a day after Ive eaten wholewheat, steamedwheat or pasta — I drink 3 – 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. I do not get digestive problems but def immune reaction?

I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) -usually a day after Ive eaten wholewheat, steamedwheat or pasta — I drink 3 – 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. I do not get digestive problems but def immune reaction?

Unusual: Your history is interested in that the symptoms don't appear until a day after the exposure when most food allergy symptoms occur within 2 hours after the exposure. Regardless of the mechanism, if you have problem from eating certain foods, avoidance is the best solution. ...Read more

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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more

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4 yr son. Had respirtory&food allergy blood tests.results only very low cows milk allergen. Cld it cause stuffy nose&snoring?adenoids&tonsils remvd 2015

Milk allergy: Generally food allergies are outgrown by the time the child is 2 yrs old
if your child is still allegic even if mild you should avoid milk
he should be fully tested to see if there are other allergies
if not he can have congestion and wheezing ...Read more

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Can a food allergy lead you to have nasal pressure?

Can a food allergy lead you to have nasal pressure?

Can Happen: Some food allergies cause the release of histamine just as inhalant allergy can and cause dilation of the vessels in your nose causing obstruction and pressure. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

YES: On some occasions I have found kids whose only confirmed allergies were to foods. Removal from their diet resulted in a clearing of airway problems. ...Read more

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I hve allergic rhinitis and food allergies. If I got pregnant and have allergy attack during pregnancy, wat r d effects in baby and can I take meds?

I hve allergic rhinitis and food allergies. If I got pregnant and have allergy attack during pregnancy, wat r d effects in baby and can I take meds?

Risk/benefit of act: When ever you do anything in life and decide on a course of action there is a risk involved and a presumed benefit for you in doing it. Everyone has to make that decision depending on the circumstances that you are in. Discuss them with your doc and make your decision at that time. ...Read more

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I am also suffering form asthma and nasal polyp and also food allergy?

I am also suffering form asthma and nasal polyp and also food allergy?

Clarify & re-ask.: It looks like this is an after thought. Where's the actual question? ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain in your head from sinus pressure due to a food allergy?

Is it normal to feel pain in your head from sinus pressure due to a food allergy?

Can Happen: Some food allergies cause the release of histamine just as inhalant allergy can and cause dilation of the vessels in your nose causing obstruction and pressure. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a food allergy be entirely in your head?

Please tell me, could a food allergy be entirely in your head?

No: IgE mediated food allergy is an abnormal reaction to food allergen and is not is one's head. There can certainly be patients who think they may have food allergy and develop food aversion but this is not true IgE mediated food allergy. ...Read more

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Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. Am I sick?

Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus.  Am I sick?

Yes by definition: However, your problem could be from an allergic reaction and you likely have asthma as well (milk, clam. Or other ingredients in the chowder). Consult an allergist to find out what you may be allergic to and whether you have asthma. ...Read more

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I have frequent sinus infections with a history of nasal polyps. It seems as if dairy worsens my sinuses. Is this common? Does this mean I'm allergic to dairy? Should I have food allergy tests completed?

I have frequent sinus infections with a history of nasal polyps. It seems as if dairy worsens my sinuses. Is this common? Does this mean I'm allergic to dairy? Should I have food allergy tests completed?

Possibly: Yes, you could have a food allergy, but dairy products as increase mucous production as well as making the mucous thicker. With the addition of a polyp, the sinuses have a hard time draining thicker mucous and block the sinuses and trap bacteria. The mucous is thickened for sugar molecules and is a great food sorce for the trapped bacteria, leading to an infection. ...Read more

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How can you stop runny nose from allergies?

How can you stop runny nose from allergies?

Several options: Otc antihistamines particularly older one such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dry the nose. Other suggestions are claritin, allegra, zyrtec, chlorpheniramine. Prescription options are topical steroids which must be taken daily and take about a week to work or topical antihistamines such as astelin. ...Read more

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Congested, runny nose for 4 years now. It's not allergies. What do I do?

Congested, runny nose for 4 years now. It's not allergies. What do I do?

Non-allergic rhiniti: If you have had thorough allergy testing and it has been negative, one common possibility is non-allergic or vasomotor rhinitis which is due to a heighten irritant response. Medicines such as nasal steroids, nasal antihistamines, nasal anticholinergics, nasal saline and oral decongestants can be helpful. Even though it is not allergies, an allergist can still provide treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done or given to an 8-month old for allergies. Syptoms are runny nose coughing?

What can be done or given to an 8-month old for allergies. Syptoms are runny nose coughing?

May not be allergies: An 8-month old with runny nose and coughing. These symptoms might just be due to a viral infection like a cold. It is rare for an 8-month old to have true allergies. If these symptoms have been going on for longer than 7-10 days, please see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 2.5 old daughter has had a runny nose for 2 weeks now, no other symptoms. Could this be allergies? If not, how long can a runny nose last?

My 2.5 old daughter has had a runny nose for 2 weeks now, no other symptoms. Could this be allergies? If not, how long can a runny nose last?

Likely yes: If there is congestion and clear drainage likely allergy. However, if there has been any head trauma or any other symptoms I would get the child checked. I have parents use vaporizers during allergy seasons. ...Read more

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Most morning when I wake up, I have stuff or runny nose. Is this allergy or having a cold. If it's a cold then I'm worried that I'm always sick.

Most morning when I wake up, I have stuff or runny nose. Is this allergy or having a cold. If it's a cold then I'm worried that I'm always sick.

Can't know: For more likely to have an allergic or non-allergic cause for persistent stuffy/runny nose, but recurrent infections are possible (may depend on exposures; perhaps a younger sibling in daycare?). See an Allergist to explore this and to get much-needed relief. ...Read more

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How can you tell if it's a cold or allergies? I don't have any allergies but this runny nose won't leave. I've taken cold medicine which helps a bit.

How can you tell if it's a cold or allergies? I don't have any allergies but this runny nose won't leave. I've taken cold medicine which helps a bit.

Cold v allergy: If cold medicine (which usually contains an antihistamine) helps your runny nose, you likely have an allergy. A cold does not usually last for more than 10 days. Allergy is often associated with itching but never a fever as may happy with a cold. If you are still uncertain, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is my baby's runny nose allergies? He's 6 months old

Is my baby's runny nose allergies? He's 6 months old

Maybe: Young babies can have allergic nasal inflamation (rhinitis) with constant runny nose. A 6-month old can also have multiple cold during the winter and have an almost constant runny nose from fall to spring. Speak with your pediatrician about the appropriate dose of an antihistamine to use for your baby. If control is inadequate consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Does a runny nose mean a cold if allergy meds don't help?

Does a runny nose mean a cold if allergy meds don't help?

Rhinitis : There can be other causes. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more

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Every time I wake up, i always have sort of runny nose. Is it allergy?

Maybe, maybe not: Allergies can cause this, esp. If you are allergic to something like dust mites, which can live on our pillows and mattresses. If allergic, you'll usually have itchy eyes, sneezing, etc., as well. Nasal irritants (like smoke, perfumes, chemicals, etc.) can also cause this, but lack the itching & sneezing. There are some rarer causes as well. See your primary doc or an allergist for more info. ...Read more

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What can I do to control constant runny nose? Don't think it's allergies because I tested negative.

What can I do to control constant runny nose?  Don't think it's allergies because I tested negative.

Nonallergic rhinitis: Your primary care physician or allergist needs to take a comprehensive history of your symptoms. After age 30 or so, nonallergic rhinitis becomes more common. This is easily controlled with ipratropium nasal spray, if one of your doctors thinks this is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Been having runny nose on & off-alot-since summer. Is this normal? I don't have allergies. It doesn't come when it's only cold, or only hot. Randomly

Been having runny nose on & off-alot-since summer. Is this normal? I don't have allergies. It doesn't come when it's only cold, or only hot. Randomly

Nasal inflammation: Bilateral clear nasal discharge without fever congestion sinus pressure abnormalities of smell ear symptoms otherwise healthy would either be allergy most commonly or atopic rhinitis aka vasomotor rhinitis. Try topical inhaled OTC nasal steroid first.consider ipatropium bromide RX next.nasal rinse with nacl, baking soda baby shampoo often helps ...Read more

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


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more