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Can You Tell Me The Difference Between Conjunctivitis And Hay Fever
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more
Hay fever vs cold: From a practical perspective, the symptoms of both of these disorders are the same--runny nose and sneezing, perhaps also with itching, running eyes. The difference is that a cold will only last 3-4 days usually, while allergy symptoms tend to be chronic (eg., last all spring). So if your cold symtpoms don't quit after a week, you probably have allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Allergies don't cause a fever, and usually last longer than a cold(10days)..An itchy nose is more frequent with allergies, and the mucous from an allergy is usually clear...Severe aches = cold not an allergy..Check out this link http://www.Niaid.Nih.Gov/topics/allergicdiseases/documents/coldallergy.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: Sinusitis means infection in the sinus cavities usually from obstruction in the opening thereby obstructing drainage. Sinus cancer is rare and means just that. Hay fever involves only the nasal cavities and the symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose etc due to allergies usually to airborne allergens. By the way, if the nose is stuffy most of the time, it may lead to sinusitis. ...Read more
Fever, length: Hay fever (an allergic response to pollen) and flu (a viral infection) may have similar symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, congestion, headache, scratchy throat) but differ in important ways. Allergies can last weeks but flu lasts 1-2 weeks. Allergies don't cause fever whereas flu can cause high temperature & chills. Of course, flu is contagious but allergies are not. Consult your doctor to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difference btwn an allergy and sensitivity? I get hay fever symptoms every time I visit the salon. I think it is due to an ingredient in the shampoo.
Sensitivity: You can get allergy like symptoms from both allergic and nonallergic causes. Most likely your sensitivity to the chemicals in the air at the salon is nonallergic. That being said, if you have allergies to things like pollens and dust mites then your eyes and nose will be more "sensitive" or more easily irritated by those chemicals in the air. Allergy is a very specific kind of sensitivity. ...Read more
Control possible: While there is no cure, to lessen symptoms of hay fever, (seasonal allergies), antihistamines such as Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec can help. Most effective medication is steroid nasal sprays of which Nasacort (triamcinolone) Allergy is now available without a prescription. If still having symptoms, visit a board certified allergist and get a comprehensive plan that may include allergy injections. ...Read more
Target the cause: Hay fever is a common general term to describe allergic, non-allergic or mixed rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite. Allergy shots are particularly helpful in this case. Non-allergic rhinitis can be due to irritants (eg perfumes, smoke), infection, structural defects etc. Treatment depends on cause. ...Read more
Innate problem: A problem with treating hay fever with natural remedies is that persons with hay fever have an immunologic propensity towards developing antibodies (and becoming sensitive) to natural allergens. Intranasal casein, from peppers, is available otc, but this usually is effective in a subset of patients with chronic rhinitis and not with seasonal rhinitis. ...Read more
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