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Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Nausea
Unlikely: Aside from food allergy or protein enteropathy (when the food protein is toxic to your system), people don't get nausea from allergic diseases. One exception may be nausea from a profuse amount of post-nasal drip although I have yet seen one. I would look for another cause for nausea. Fatigue however may be linked to allergic rhinitis. ...Read more
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
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 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 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
Perception of your allergy symptoms might
be more intense when you are stressed out. ...Read more
I get (seasonal) allergies that begin in feb (snowy weather). Nothing is growing yet, inside/outside is the same as start of winter. Possible cause?
Indoor allergies: Winter allergies are mostly blamed on indoor allergens. Although you are exposed to indoor allergens all year round, you experience more symptoms from them as you spend more time indoors and the windows are shut during the winter. Pets and dust mites are the culprits. Indoor mold is an issue if there is a leak or flood. ...Read more
NO: Anxieties won't affect your bodies response to allergens. ...Read more
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
Probably not: Allergies can cause some mild tiredness or fatigue, particularly if they cause trouble breathing at night that prevents a good night's sleep. If you have severe fatigue (trouble walking more than a few steps or getting up out of bed, e.g.) or sleepiness (falling asleep at work or while driving), it is not likely to be allergies and you should see your doctor right away to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Possibly: While it is much more common for seasonal allergies to trigger eye, nose and lung symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and asthma, it is possible for a skin rash to also develop. This is called end-organ sensitivity. The skin has similar allergy cells called mast cells, the difference would be allergen (pollen) presentation to the skin. ...Read more
Yes: Seasonal allergies can cause localized node swelling if there is a secondary infection. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
No: Seasonal allergies may coincidentally occur with conditions that cause scalp itch. ...Read more
No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read more
Could severe seasonal allergies cause a chance in serum globulin? Globulin went up to 34 from 29 back in November.
I've been smelling cigarette smoke when none exists. What is the cause? What kind of doc. Should I see? I do have seasonal allergies from aug-nov.
Smell hallucination?: Olfactory hallucinations can result from head injury, upper respiratory infection (uri), sinusitis, migraine. Phantosmia can also occur with temporal lobe seizures, brain tumor or other neurological disorder. Consult with your doctor or allergist to make sure any allergy symptoms are optimally controlled. Saline nasal spray or rinse can be quite helpful. If the smell persists, see a neurologist. ...Read more
Indirectly: Severe nasal congestion caused by nasal allergy, respiratory tract infections and other causes can block the tube that goes to the inner ear. This can affect the inner ear causing dizziness. Viral infections can directly affect the inner ear. There can be many other causes of loss of balance. You should consult your physician as soon as possible as some of the other causes that can be serious. ...Read more
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Can seasonal allergies cause a very low grade fever? 99.0 at night? Is this something to be concerned about?
Body temperature: Everyone's baseline temperature varies. 98.6 f is the average temperature for most people. 99.0 f is normal for some people. There is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Have sinus surgery next week. I work outdoors in a wooded area 2 hours a day and have seasonal allergies. Will allergy cause sinus be blocked up again?
Yes: The swollen turbinates are common causes for sinus blockage leading to infection. Without controlling the nasal congestion, you will likely get infection again after a few months of initial improvement from the surgery. Get a 2nd opinion before getting any surgery done. In your case, I'd recommend that you consult an allergist before surgery which is 50% effective at best.. ...Read more
Can severe seasonal allergies cause an enlarged thyroid, or can a malfunctioning thyroid in a type 1 diabetic cause severe seasonal allergies?
Yes: Seasonal allergic rhinitis is more than just sneezing, runny nose, congestion and itchy nose. Many people with allergic rhinitis have sleep disorders, headaches, irritability, sinus problems, difficulty concentrating and even depression. Allergies can be socially embarrassing and disruptive to daily activities. ...Read more
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