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Medications Used To Treat Allergic Rhinits
What is an immunotherapy that is used to treat allergic rhinitis, and please advice me what it entails/involves, ie; any medications?
Allergy shots: Allergy shots help patients have fewer allergic symptoms and use less medications. Relevant allergens are diluted and then given weekly in increasing doses until maintenance level is reached- usually within 3-6 months, but maybe longer. Then the interval between shots is increased to every 2-4 weeks. Pt remains on this dose for usually 3-5 years, but this too is variable. Go see an allergist. ...Read more
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
No quick fix: There is no cure. However management consists of (a) identifying the allergens and avoid them if possible (b) medications- nasal steroid would be the best one to try (c) allergy shots if indicated. You may need to consult an allergist for your condition. ...Read more
What do you mean by: ... Cure? If you truly want to have it never come back, then none of the otc meds will do this. The otc medications available to treat allergic rhinitis are anti-histamines. They block the effects of histamine. Itching, swelling, redness, sneezing and pouring watery darainage. All work well for this, some more than others. They work better if you take them before the reaction starts. ...Read more
Vasomotor rhinitis: Yes you could be allergic to medication. ...Read more
We have no vaccuum here on the house, which is so important to treat my allergic rhinitis. What should I do?
Move: Move to another location, buy vacuum, ask friends to help. ...Read more
What would be the best medicine to treat my attactks on allergic rhinitis and how can I prevent these attacks?
Rhinitis: The shots can make you feel tired, fatigued, itchy, etc... But typically feeling like you have a "cold" isn't a side effect. Maybe you really do have a "cold". ...Read more
I've been suffered in allergic rhinitis for many years. Any possible treatment or medication could be help?
Please go soon to your nearest Pharmacy and see what medication would be of best help.
More often than not, the Pharmacist will recommend a medication that does not require a doctor's prescription. I suspect the Pharmacist will be best!
If they think you might need different care please contact your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
My life is mesirable I have severe asthma everyday and need to take drugs to feel ok I have allergic rhinitis?
It is so difficult: I know how I felt at 20 with severe asthma. Try not to lose hope while you search around for the best solutions. Some may be beyond medicine - like relocating (i did better in warm places); reshaping your life, etc. Even thinking about all this can be difficult when breathing is hard. Hopefully, the meds do work - use them while you seek a better "place or life". A psychotherapist might help. ...Read more
This days I smell a strange odor (like burned plastic) why? I already have allergic rhinitis. Now I don't take any medication bcz the symp stopped
I have allergic rhinitis & I took medications but everyday the nasal pain increase and the nasal bones get more swollen my dr tell me back after 2wks!
May want to try some nasal saline irrigation like a netti pot
this will provide moisture and help rinse allergens away. ...Read more
I have severe asthma due to allergic rhinitis and running nose can it be completely cured and what good medications can I take to relieve my symptoms?
I have non allergic rhinitis. & post nasal drip. Constant drainage in throat. Constantly clearing throat and swallowing. What can I do to treat this?
Rhinitis: If you meant non-allergic rhinitis it could mean many things and the treatment depends on the exact diagnosis. Undiscovered allergy is possible. I saw a patient with this diagnosis from several allergist only to discover she had a number of chinchillas in her home and she was allergic to them and their talc baths. Sinusitis, gerd, dental infections are all possible... Check it out. Don't settle! ...Read more
I have cronic rhinitis, is there any test that could say me what I am allergic of? (i have the symptoms only in 1 place and I don't know what is it!)
Allergy testing.: There are four different types of allergy testing, the most accurate being the scratch testing performed by an Allergist. They put various antigens under your skin and see to what you react. ...Read more
Allergic sensitivity: Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite; and even some indoor sensitizers like cockroach, mouse or fungi. The body makes "allergic antibody", or IgE, against the allergen. When inhaled/deposited on the mucosa, immune cells in the nose become activated causing the typical constellation of symptoms. ...Read more
YES: Perennial means that the condition stays most of the year, as opposed to seasonal. Examples of perennial allergic rhintis are those associated to exposure to dust and molds. These are usually indoor and difficult to get rid of. ...Read more
Rhinitis: There are a multitude of treatments. I would start with an oral anti histamine such as Claritin or Allegra once every 24 hours. If this is not satisfactory then you can add an intranasa, steroid such as Nasonex or Flonase which you use once a day getting each medication 12 hours after the other. Good luck ...Read more
Rhinitis: Usually if the problems you are describing are nasal symptoms that are all year long and persistent and not aggrevated clearly by spring, fall, cedar season, cats etc. They may still have an allergic component to all year around allergies such as dust or molds that need direct testing. If the tests are negative a nasal smear can be helpful from an ENT doctor or allergist ...Read more
ENT: Rhinitis Medicamentoza is a condition of rebound nasal congestion after over use of medicated nasal sprays. In minor cases, stopping the usage of the medication and substituting a non-medicated saline nasal spray would be tried. For more serious or chronic cases a consult with an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor is necessary. ...Read more
I have been suffering from haemorrhoids lately and the pain is significant. I've been on medication but it's not helping much. Are they treatable?
What?: This is inflammation of the tissues of the lining of the nasal passages induced by infiltration by immune modulating cells as a result of "allergic" reactions to a foreign chemical antigen. It results in tissue swelling, fluid production, itching, redness and general misery with congestion, coughing and other symptoms. ...Read more