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Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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I am experiencing itchy watery eyes, runny nose itchy throat, cough, frequent throat clearing, and hoarse in the morning and had throbbing HA

I am experiencing itchy watery eyes, runny nose itchy throat, cough, frequent throat clearing, and hoarse in the morning and had throbbing HA

Head cold: Mostly viral, and will take its course, however you need to rest, hydrate yourself well, salt water gargles, painkillers, and may be decongestants, if no problem with high blood pressure, several combination medicines OTC can help, but read the labels carefully, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy. Runny nose. What medication work best?

I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy. Runny nose. What medication work best?

Allergy meds: You gave quite a bit of systemic symptoms so an oral agent would be best. In my experience, Allegra seems to be the best but claritin/ zyrtec are also very good. If your eyes need a topical eye drop, Pataday and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are the best. ...Read more

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I have watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing. Deep breaths are almost impossible, sometimes I think I'll pass out. What do I do?

I have watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy nose, difficulty breathing. Deep breaths are almost impossible, sometimes I think I'll pass out. What do I do?

Go to ER....: If you are having trouble breathing, you need to go to the ER and get checked out because difficulty breathing is a very serious symptom, sometimes even life-threatening! Your symptoms sound like an allergic reaction of some sort but don't take any chances!! Go to the ER today and get diagnosed and treated!! Good luck!! ...Read more

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I had allergy issues this week since sunday soar/itchy throat sneezing watery eyes nose stopped up my nose is dry feel cut inside nose how to heal it?

I had allergy issues this week since sunday soar/itchy throat sneezing watery eyes nose stopped up my nose is dry feel cut inside nose how to heal it?

Antihistaminics: You may use over the counter anti-histaminics, especially the non-drowsy ones, like loratadine (claritin) or cetirizine (zyrtec). use daily during your allergy sea on. It takes a week to feel full relief. You may use the ones with decongestants if you do not have high blood pressure, heart problems or pregnant, also OTC nasal steroids (nasacort) can help ...Read more

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Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Allergies vs Cold: It sounds like you could have one of two things going on- a cold or allergies. Your symptoms are consistent with seasonal allergies, hitting you all at once, which is no fun. You might try an over the counter med like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra to see if this helps. You may also need prescription medications to help control your symptoms. If it continues past 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Runny nose, irritating eyes, and itchy throat. How can you tell if it's just allergies or not?

Runny nose, irritating eyes, and itchy throat. How can you tell if it's just allergies or not?

Examination: These symptoms are very suggestive of seasonal allergy but there are ways to confirm. Your eye doctor will look for allergic reactions on the surface of your eye and on the inside of your eye lid to confirm that allergies are the cause. If taking antihistamines reduces the symptoms, we will know for sure. ...Read more

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Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

Claritin, (loratadine) allergra..: Good evening,
for symptoms of allergy such as itchy throat, itchy eyes and runny nose, over the counter medications such as Claritin (loratadine) 10 milligrams are safe to take. Frequent use once per day may be needed until the end of pollen season. ...Read more

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I hate spring, : (as per usual I'm having a dry cough, itchy throat & eyes and a runny nose. But I am breastfeeding. What can I take?

I hate spring, : (as per usual I'm having a dry cough, itchy throat & eyes and a runny nose. But I am breastfeeding. What can I take?

Nasal steroid: Avoid antihistamines and decongestants as both can impair breast milk production and flow. Consider taking nasal steroids such as flonase and cromolyn sodium such as nasalcrom. Both are available over the counter. More about allergy remedies and breastfeeding:
http://kellymom. Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/cold-remedy/ ...Read more

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I have horrible allergies right now (runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy throat) I took claritin (loratadine) & zyrtec they didn't work what do you suggest I try now?

I have horrible allergies right now (runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy throat) I took claritin (loratadine) & zyrtec they didn't work what do you suggest I try now?

Allergies: 21 year old lady with allergies unresponsive to OTC antihistamines. If blocking histamine has not worked, try using a nasal corticosteroid spray such as Flonase which you can buy over the counter. You should also try to avoid allergen triggers and visit a specialist in Rheumatology who can use an allergy panel to diagnose your specific allergy and possibly do immunotherapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What am I suffering from if I have sore throat itchy throat runny nose runny eyes a heavy cough with body aches?

What am I suffering from if I have sore throat itchy throat runny nose runny eyes a heavy cough with body aches?

A cold: It seems you have a cold. Have you checked your temperature? If you have a high grade fever, you may have the flu, get checked for it, an antiviral medication can shortness the illness. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I wake up w/ itchy watery eyes, runny nose. My room is really dusty. Am I allergic to dust? If yes, is it bad that I expose myself to allergens every

I wake up w/ itchy watery eyes, runny nose. My room is really dusty. Am I allergic to dust? If yes, is it bad that I expose myself to allergens every

Yes: The most logical approach for allergy is avoidance. However dust may not be the only thing you are allergic to since this is the beginning of the pollen season in your area as the weather starts to warm up along with the melted snow. ...Read more

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I've got migraines, runny nose, watery ears, itchy throat, coughing and sneezing. Had it for 3 weeks. Is this a signs of something?

I've got migraines, runny nose, watery ears, itchy throat, coughing and sneezing. Had it for 3 weeks. Is this a signs of something?

Hay fevers: You likely get an acute episode of allergic rhinosinusitis or previously known as hay fever. Depending how severe your symptoms are, you might need antibiotic and antiinflammatory medications if bacterial infections occur. Please see your local allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat. Cause and medication pls.

I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat. Cause and medication pls.

Allergies: Sounds like you are allergic to something in your environment. This time of year pollen allergies are very common. Avoiding exposure is ideal, but often impractical. Try daily use of otc antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (available generically) and use salt water (saline) nasal spray to clear the passages. If no better, ask your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do I need epi pen? I have severe cat allrgies normally my eyes swell shut, itchy watery eyes and nose. Today throat itchy tingly swollen lips?

Do I need epi pen? I have severe cat allrgies normally my eyes swell shut, itchy watery eyes and nose. Today throat itchy tingly swollen lips?

Yes: Absolutely. If you have allergies that are affecting that many body parts, you could have a reaction that gets worse. It would be a good precaution to have an epi pen. ...Read more

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I have itchy watery eyes, clear drainage in nose, draining itchy ears, cough, itchy sore throat, any ideas what this could be?

I have itchy watery eyes, clear drainage in nose, draining itchy ears, cough, itchy sore throat, any ideas what this could be?

? allergies: All of the symptoms you have certainly could be caused by allergy mediated issues with post nasal drip, congestion, itchiness, etc. ...Read more

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Sore throat, watery eyes, runny nose green color and clear, slight cough, nose burns just to breath, slight body achs, tired?

Sore throat, watery eyes, runny nose green color and clear, slight cough, nose burns just to breath, slight body achs, tired?

Flu?: You likely have a viral infection which can cause discolored nasal discharge and coughing. If the symptoms last more than 10 days, see your doctor. If the problem started within the past 48 hrs, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral drug for you to shorten your symptoms if they turn out to be from flu. ...Read more

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I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

Is it a cold?: Colds can last for a few days to a few weeks. But, some of you symptoms could be an indication of allergies. ...Read more

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Mild Headache Watery Eyes congestion cough no fever chills body soreness Itchy Throat?

Mild Headache Watery Eyes congestion cough no fever chills body soreness Itchy Throat?

Viral illness signs: You seem to be having symptoms of a viral infection. Please drink plenty of fluids. Monitor for high temperatures, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin as needed. You may use over the counter anti allergy medication like plain Zyrtec or claritin to help with congestion and watering in the eyes. Please follow up with your PCP if you get persistent high temperatures or if symptoms last longer than 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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I have been sick for one week with runny nose, sore throat and itch watery eyes. The whole next week with a bad sore throat with cough Never got better?

I have been sick for one week with runny nose, sore throat and itch watery eyes. The whole next week with a bad sore throat with cough Never got better?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep or flu). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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What can cause sore throat, mild cough, runny nose, and watery eyes?

URI: Sound like you have the common cold. The eyes produce tears constantly and the stuffy nose prevents the tears from draining into the throat causing your eyes to be watery. Take restn and drink a lot of fluids. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a sore throat with a runny nose and some watery eyes?

How do you get rid of a sore throat with a runny nose and some watery eyes?

Viral infections: The combination of runny nose and watery eyes, plus sore throat is highly suggestive of a viral infection - for which there is no known treatment that will cure it. Standard advice is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of fluids), take decongestants such as Pseudoephedrine to minimize the runny nose, and Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain. Then just add a tincture of time. ...Read more

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Need a quick remedy to get rid of runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. Need to get better fast?

Need a quick remedy to get rid of runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. Need to get better fast?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

Watery Eyes (Definition)

Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more