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Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Dizziness
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
No...but: I agree with dr. Mcghee's answer. Dizziness can be caused by the medications you're taking to treat allergic rhinitis. Phenylephrine, the decongestant found in many over-the-counter & prescription oral medications for seasonal allergies can cause dizziness. If congestion is your main problem, topical antihistamine or corticosteroid sprays may be a better solution. They don't contain phenylephrine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No,: It is a misconception that allergies cause headaches. However, allergies can cause sinus congestion, which can lead to headache pain. If you have allergies, the treatment for your allergy will not relieve your headache pain. The two conditions generally must be treated separately. See your doctor to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more
Maybe: True motion sensation vertigo may be viral, small calcium crystals in the labyrinth, Meniere's, vestibular migraine. Unsteadiness may also have multiple etiologies. Allergies can lead to eustachian tube swelling which can result in asymmetric middle ear pressure resulting in dizziness. ...Read more
NO: Anxieties won't affect your bodies response to allergens. ...Read more
Stuffy nose: With chronic sinus congestion, pressure changes in sinuses causes severe headaches sometimes. Relieve allergic rhinitis, clean out sinuses, do those nasal irrigations, take your allergy medicines, and your headaches will subside. Go on a plane or dive with sinus congestion and you will be in trouble from the change in pressure. ...Read more
Often is the cause: Pollen released from flowers and plants is often a cause for hay fever (seasonal allergies). Spring & summer time is the most challenging time for allergy sufferers. Some people find relief by eating honey that is produced locally because it can help build some tolerance to the pollen that causes one's hay fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Rhinitis is a non-specific term describing irritation of the nasal passages. It can originate from many different sources including allergic, irritant and infectious. Those agents can cause body responses like dizziness or nausea to a variable degree so depending on the agent any or all symptoms could occur together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Allergies can cause chronic coughing, but a doctor will evaluate to look for other causes. Asthma (some people cough but don't wheeze), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), allergic rhinitis (allergies in nose), non-allergic rhinitis (runny nose with negative allergy tests), TB (tuberculosis infection), throat cancer, lung cancer, sinusitis, drug side effects, etc... Can all cause chronic cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is usually due to inadequate tear production from lacrimal hyposecretion or to excessive tear evaporation. Allergic conjunctivitis usually presents with eye itching and watering. Aging is one of the most common causes of dry eyes because tear production decreases with age. Certain medications and contact lenses have also been implicated. ...Read more
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