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After wicked hayfever attack, stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes -- i noticed i couldn't taste food for a while. Why might that be ? Thx.

After wicked hayfever attack, stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes -- i noticed i couldn't taste food for a while. Why might that be ?  Thx.

Anosmia: The sense of smell is affected by congested nasal passage as molecules responsible for aroma cannot reach the olfactory epithelium located at the upper part of your nasal passage. In most cases, it is reversible in a young person with medical treatment of allergy. ...Read more

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Itchy Eyes (Definition)

Itchy eye is a clinical finding in which a person's eye has a sensation of non-painful ...Read more


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Why even on routine of Allegra (fexofenadine) and Flonase are itchy eyes harder to treat than any other hay fever symptom? Do I need RX eye drops?

Why even on routine of Allegra (fexofenadine) and Flonase are itchy eyes harder to treat than any other hay fever symptom? Do I need RX eye drops?

Conjunctivitis: Everyone responds to allergies differently, but persistent eye symptoms refactory to over-the-counter eyedrops might benefit from a prescription grade preparation. Make sure that you are practicing good avoidance measures, avoiding overuse of contacts when eyes are irritated, and washing eyes out with preservative-free drops. If you have persistent symptoms see an Allergist for further workup. ...Read more

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Does early morning sneezing, running nose and itchy eyes with season change is sign of hay fever?Im having this problem since childhood.

Does early morning sneezing, running nose and itchy eyes with season change is sign of hay fever?Im having this problem since childhood.

Air born allergy: The label "hay fever" has been applied by some to any air born allergy or specifically to the irritants that are in the air when harvest time brings the cutting of hay. Either way, seasonal changes bring new things into the air. Most who are sensitive will also be allergic to the dust mites that permeate your pillow & mattress. Combine the two & you can have morning issues. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Allergy Likely: These symptoms are typical from allergic responses. Commonly, these could be from either environmental/seasonal allergy or a contact dermatitis type response (surface flare or inflammation due to coming in direct contact with something you are sensitive to). If basic allergy medications or eye drops do not give adequate relief, see your primary doctor or an allergist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have really itchy eyes, what to do?

I have really itchy eyes, what to do?

Allergy meds: Itchy eyes are most likely due to allergies. Try an over the counter drop like zaditor (ketotifen) and see if this gives you relief. Dry eyes can cause this as well and over the counter artificial tears 4 times a time should help if this is the problem. ...Read more

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Girlfriend itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Girlfriend itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Allergic reaction: You could have an allergic response to something, whether food, lotions, medications or other. You can trial Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical eye drops such as zaditor. You could also have dry skin i suppose too.If you don't respond or get worse, you may need to see a physician who may prescribe oral steroids. Additionally, an exam of your type of skin reaction can lead to clues to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure watery, itchy eyes?

What can I do to cure watery, itchy eyes?

Avoid allergens: It sounds like you have ocular allergies. Avoid triggers. Use artificial tears. Use antihistamine or mast cell stabilizer eye drops. Use systemic allergy medicines. ...Read more

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Can my burning, itchy eyes be due to dryness?

Can my burning, itchy eyes be due to dryness?

Yes: But burny itchy eyes can be due to other causes such as blepharitis, allergies, etc. Or a combination of factors. Try artificial tears to see if they help improve dryness. ...Read more

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What is a home remdy for watery and itchy eyes?

What is a home remdy for watery and itchy eyes?

Warm compresses at: least 5 mins. a day in the morning. See eye doctor and then have them recommend the best therapy for blepharitis or blepharoconjunctivitis. You may need stronger drops. ...Read more