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Itchy Nose And Alcohol
Allergic?: Certain people can be allergic or sensitive to certain alcoholic beverages or the preservatives (sulfites) or other ingredients. For example, some white wines are aged in oak casks and many people are sensitive to the oak and can have allergic reactions and headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy eyes: You may have an allergic response to the alcohol or a preservative in the alcohol. As long as you have no shortness of breath, it is ok to try some artificial tears, or an allergy drop such as zaditor (ketotifen) (over the counter). If symptoms persist, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an itchy nose when I go to bed (only when I'm in bed). I start sniffling and I have to get up to blow my nose. how do i stop this?
Allergy?: While taking an antihistamine or using a nasal steroid spray daily may help your symptoms, finding the source of your apparent allergic reaction would be best. Dust or dust mites are the most likely Try replacing your pillow with a non-allergic one. Try vacuuming under your bed and mattress itself. Then cover the mattress with a zippered impermeable cover that is made for people with allergies. ...Read more
Histaminic reaction?: Doubt food allergy. Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2013/11. ...Read more
Allergy sx relief: Oral antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (latter 2 may cause drowsiness; so caution with driving) will calm down the itching sensation. If more is needed, see doc for prescription steroid nasal spray, which works differently from the antihistamines & will provide added relief. If allergies severe, see allergist for desensitization therapy. ...Read more