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What can I do for my ear allergy without seeing a doc?

What can I do for my ear allergy without seeing a doc?

Avoid trigger: The most important aspect of treating allergies is to identify the trigger of the allergic reaction and avoid it. Many times, by reviewing recent exposures, a person can develop a list of potential triggers. With avoidance, the reaction will not recur. While an antihistamine can help with itching or a topical cortisone cream may relieve a mild skin reaction, the best treatment is avoidance. ...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


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How long does it take anhistaminme to clear up fluid in your ears from allergies?

How long does it take anhistaminme to clear up fluid in your ears from allergies?

Depends what else is: Also happening regarding your allergies status. Any histamines work fairly quickly within 15 to 20 minutes. However if you also have itching in your eyelids, nose, throat, those will respond probably quicker then fluid draining from the ears. Also nasal decongestants can sometimes help clear fluid by decompressing the eustachian tube. Your doctor knows best. So, you should probably call her or him. ...Read more

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Can stress cause things such as reflux, post nasal drip, ultimately leading to constant fluid in the ear. Have allergies but this never has happened.

Can stress cause things such as reflux, post nasal drip, ultimately leading to constant fluid in the ear. Have allergies but this never has happened.

Yes: Stress can exacerbate symptoms of gastritis/reflux, both due to physiologic response and daily changes in diet/routine. Reflux can exacerbate nasal inflammation especially if already present from allergy. If the gastritis is not controlled by your Nexium, (esomeprazole) let your doctor know because (even in the context of stress) an endoscopy may be warranted. Work with an Allergist for better allergy control. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to take Claritin D? D seems to be the only thing help chronic post nasal drip and fluid in ears. On allergy shots but slow progress.

How long is it safe to take Claritin D? D seems to be the only thing help chronic post nasal drip and fluid in ears. On allergy shots but slow progress.

BP Concerns: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) D can be helpful for acute facial pain/pressure and congestion but has side effects which can be significant. If you have a history of blood pressure issues or other cardiac problems I would not recommend. Consider talking with Allergist about other possible treatment due to refractory disease. Drying agents like ipratroprium bromide sprays and methscapolomine can help ...Read more

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Left side nose, throat and and ear pain, allergies?

Left side nose, throat and and ear pain, allergies?

Possibly: Pain is not a common feature of allergies. If however, the pain is due from congestion (that is, a 'pressure' like pain), than allergies certainly could be the cause. One sided pain is more often infection. ...Read more

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I get frequent itchy left ear following a sore throat on the left side, why is this? It happens atleast once every 2 month. Is it just ear wax/allergy

I get frequent itchy left ear following a sore throat on the left side, why is this? It happens atleast once every 2 month. Is it just ear wax/allergy

It is your: Allergy acting up. Get some otc allergy meds and start taking them on a daily basis. Some food / fruits can cause the itching and sore throat you just described. You may need to make a list yourself of what you are sensitive to and have an allergist check you out if condition worsened. ...Read more

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Could getting your ears pierce cause allergies?

Could getting your ears pierce cause allergies?

Earlobe allergies: Allergies on the ear lobes are from contact allergies to metal, such as nickel and gold. It has no relation to nasal allergies ...Read more

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I'm getting twitches in my right and left ear, its not allergies nor am I sick... what can it possibly be?

Various..: It could be related to different possibilities but without any more information or exam it is very difficult to make a guess this way. It could be congestion, if also pain is present could be temporomandibular joint inflammation. Could also be nerve irritation, among others. My suggestion is t make an appointment with your doctor for formal exam. ...Read more

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When you have itchy throat and ears, is it allergies?

When you have itchy throat and ears, is it allergies?

Usually: Whenever there is itching, an allergic reaction is high on the list as a causative factor. The next step would be trying to find out what are causing these symptoms. Consider seeing an allergist if this has become bothersome enough to you. ...Read more

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Can I use Synalar ear drops for inflammation of the ear due to allergies. If yes how many drops and how often?

Can I use Synalar ear drops for inflammation of the ear due to allergies. If yes how many drops and how often?

For a few days: I presume that you meant that your ear canals are itching. In the absence of any pain or pus, you may try Synalar 1-2 drop 2x daily for no more than 5 days. If the problem persists or gets worse, you will need to ask your doctor to check your ears out. ...Read more

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Doc told had fluid behind ears proby from allergies. Dizzy last 2 months. They ach of and on and I'm nausated what to do? WillAntibiotics hurt tommy?

Doc told had fluid behind ears proby from allergies. Dizzy last 2 months. They ach of and on and I'm nausated what to do? WillAntibiotics hurt tommy?

Antihistamines: Consider trying antihistamines like loratadine and flonase, a nasal steroid. Both of these are available a the pharmacy without a prescription. Antibiotics will probably not be helpful. ...Read more

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Is a sharp pain on my left tonsil and ear associated with allergies or viral?

Fever?: If you have body aches and a fever, it is probably an infection. A sore throat from allergies is usually diffuse and not localized to one side of the throat. ...Read more

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Child says ear keeps poping and looks like she has a little fluid coming from ear. More likely allergies or ear infection? Does she need go to dr?

Child says ear keeps poping and looks like she has a little fluid coming from ear. More likely allergies or ear infection? Does she need go to dr?

Yes: If your complains of ear popping and fluid coming from ear, better be checked out by her doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Can dairy allergy cause fluid to build up in your ear? . Would dairy allergy show up on a food allergy test? I noticed fluid build up when I eat dairy

Can dairy allergy cause fluid to build up in your ear? . Would dairy allergy show up on a food allergy test? I noticed fluid build up when I eat dairy

Milk allergy: Can show up on food allergy testing either skin or blood test. Whether milk allergy can directly cause fluid build-up in your middle ears (not the external or inner ears) is unlikely; indirectly though, through inflammation of the upper airways that can happen in some people with milk protein allergy, that leads to blockage of the Eustachian tubes hence fluid build-up in the middle ears, ...Read more

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If you mention stress or anxiety migraine at the urg care doctors is it common to get lorazapam so readily, think I had ear inf or allergy.

If you mention stress or anxiety migraine at the urg care doctors is it common to get lorazapam so readily, think I had ear inf or allergy.

In my opinion?: My honest opinion is that sedatives are far too overprescribed in headache patients by primary intention and as a result people are led to believe that this type of medication is a TREATMENT for a headache when it really isn't. ...Read more

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Can eustachian tubes cause chronic disequilibrium? If so, can this affect vision? I have allergies, ears feel blocked when swallowing, vng abnormal

Can eustachian tubes cause chronic disequilibrium? If so, can this affect vision? I have allergies, ears feel blocked when swallowing, vng abnormal

Highly unlikely: There has to be major pressure fluctuations such as diving for eustachian dysfunction (etd) to cause imbalance. Chronic disequilibrium is present during movement when there is vestibular weakness as identified on the vng. Vision is used to compensate but shouldn't change. Ear fullness can be from etd, méničre's, tmj, hydrops, reflux. Balance retraining helps when one ear has balance weakness. ...Read more

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When sitting to standing I get pressure in my head and pulsatile tinnitus in one ear. History of allergy issues but could this be something worse?

When sitting to standing I get pressure in my head and pulsatile tinnitus in one ear. History of allergy issues but could this be something worse?

See your MD: The best advice to give is for you to see your MD in person. You need to have a careful history and a full exam, including orthostatic blood pressure measurements. Be careful about giving your own diagnosis such as pulsatile tinnitus in your description and instead describe your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes the side of my face and ear to get red. Happens when stress or lay down. Don't have ear inf. Have allergies, deviated septum and anxiety?

What causes the side of my face and ear to get red. Happens when stress or lay down. Don't have ear inf. Have allergies, deviated septum and anxiety?

Many things: There are quite a few conditions that may cause redness of the face under the circumstances you mention. Rosacea is one of them. Sensitive to emotions blood vessels that dilate after being embarrassed or after alcohol intake maybe the clue to diagnosis. Seeing a dermatologist will help with definitive diagnosis.
Good luck from NYC. ...Read more

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Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in ear and my allergies have been bothering me. Been having ringing in my ears tired of being in pain?

Allergies: Sorry to hear that your having such a tough time! It's possible that your allergies have caused your eustachian tube to become swollen (causing fluid build up and potentially and infection). You may need to be seen by your doc or at an urgent care! ...Read more

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Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. Chronic post nasal drip. Sometimes ringing in right ear. Claritin/otc allergy meds don't work?

Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. Chronic post nasal drip. Sometimes ringing in right ear. Claritin/otc allergy meds don't work?

? Sinusitis: Tonsillectomy wouldn't help, except removal of infected tonsillitis, and that again won't help not getting sore throat, visit your doctor, who might refer you to an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Being treated for ear infection and allergies. 3 more days of amoxicillin. Will ringing go away after treatment is finished?

Being treated for ear infection and allergies. 3 more days of amoxicillin. Will ringing go away after treatment is finished?

Tinnitus: Usually tinnitus is not associated with ear infection/fever. There may be another cause of the ringing - possibly excess fluid in the inner ear. Ask your doctor about using a low salt diet. ...Read more

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Can snoring cause fluid in the ears? I have allergies/reflux which are semi controlled but ENT and allergist state I have constant fluid in ear.

Can snoring cause fluid in the ears? I have allergies/reflux which are semi controlled but ENT and allergist state I have constant fluid in ear.

Possibly: If the reflux irritates the eustachian tube as it leaves the middle ear to the throat this might be related to blockage and fluid in the middle ear. This can be eustachian tube dysfunction. Your physician can help clarify this ...Read more

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Any connection beetween constant ear popping and allergies lately constantly clearing my throat but ear popping going on for 6 mnth any relation?

Any connection beetween constant ear popping and allergies lately constantly clearing my throat but ear popping going on for 6 mnth any relation?

Clear connection: There is a connection between allergies and Eustachian tube dysfunction (your ear drums popping), your allergies and nasal congestion (swelling of the lining of the nose); post-nasal drip can be associated with both nasal allergy and gastric reflux. See an allergist/immunologist for proper care. ...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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I recently lightened my hair and developed a bump behind my left ear and an increased size in a sebaceous cyst in my right ear lobe. Bleach allergy?

I recently lightened my hair and developed a bump behind my left ear and an increased size in a sebaceous cyst in my right ear lobe. Bleach allergy?

Irritant?: More likely an irritant reaction or less likely infection from the material you used for the bleaching. An allergic reaction usually occurs from 1-3 days after the contact and is usually itchy. ...Read more

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Can I fly with fluid in my ear due to allergies? I don't have an ear ache. I can't stand nasal sprays... are there plugs or pills I can use instead?

Fly with ear fluid.: Technically you can, but you may be very uncomfortable at altitude with bad earaches, or you may even rupture an eardrum. If you can’t use the nasal sprays, you can try to dry out the ears with an OTC antihistamine, but I’d start it at least one week before you leave. ...Read more