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What is an immunotherapy that is used to treat allergic rhinitis, and please advice me what it entails/involves, ie; any medications?

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

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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How allergic rhinitis can be treated?

How allergic rhinitis can be treated?

Antihistamines/CS's: Allergic rhinitis is typically treated with over the counter anti-histamines and prescription inhaled corticossteroid sprays. ...Read more

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Allergic rhinitis, do you know what good method to treat? Can you effect a radical cure?

Allergic rhinitis, do you know what good method to treat? Can you effect a radical cure?

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

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How to get cured from allergic rhinitis with OTC drugs?

How to get cured from allergic rhinitis with OTC drugs?

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

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I'm being treated for allergic rhinitis. Should the shots make me feel like I have the flu?

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

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What's the best treatment option for allergic rhinitis if medications have failed?

What's the best treatment option for allergic rhinitis if medications have failed?

Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy or allergy shots is an option for patients that fail medical management. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've been suffered in allergic rhinitis for many years. Any possible treatment or medication could be help?

Allergic rhinitis: 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

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My life is mesirable I have severe asthma everyday and need to take drugs to feel ok I have allergic rhinitis?

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

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What's the best treatment option for non-allergic rhinitis if medications have failed?

Rhinitis: Could try Atrovent if not already prescribed. Some types of non-allergic respond to OTC Flonase and other glucocorticoid sprays. Inventory what seems to be problem and avoid, i.e smoke, alcohol, airway irritants. Etc. Can see ENT about turbinate surgery ...Read more

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Pt with perennial allergic rhinitis and a deviated nasal septum, how can I treat this?

Pt with perennial allergic rhinitis and a deviated nasal septum, how can I treat this?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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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 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?

No cure...: As yet there is no "cure" for asthma, but there are many great medications that can control and limit frequency of exacerbations. I would consult your doctor or find an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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I have non allergic rhinitis. & post nasal drip. Constant drainage in throat. Constantly clearing throat and swallowing. What can I do to treat this?

I have non allergic rhinitis. & post nasal drip. Constant drainage in throat. Constantly clearing throat and swallowing. What can I do to treat this?

Non-Allergic Rhiniti: Start with salt water washes squeeze bottle twice daily. Follow up with either a nasal steroid or nasal antihistamine. Consider addition of oral tablets only if this simple regimen doesn't work. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for non- rhinitis, and how much?

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

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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

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What causes allergic rhinitis?

What causes allergic rhinitis?

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

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Is there such a thing as perennial allergic rhinitis?

Is there such a thing as perennial allergic rhinitis?

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

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How to treat rhinitis?

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

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Is drug induced eps treatable?

Is drug induced eps treatable?

EPS: Extra pyramidal symptoms are very treatable, mainly by adjusting the dose of the psychotropic medication, switching to another psychotropic with less eps side-effect, or adding medications to counter the side-effects such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogentin. ...Read more

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Is bursitis treatable with medication?

Is bursitis treatable with medication?

Yes: Most cases of bursitis are inflammatory, and thus can be treated with anti-inflammatories. This includes oral and injectable steroids as well as topical or oral nsaids. Infectious bursitis, called septic bursitis, requires use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergic vs. Chronic rhinitis?

What are the symptoms of allergic vs. Chronic rhinitis?

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

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Is vittiligo really treatable? What does the medication do?

Is vittiligo really treatable? What does the medication do?

Yes it is treatable: There are several treatments available for vitiligo which will help stimulate the pigment to come back. However treatments cannot necessarily prevent new areas of vitiligo. ...Read more

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Dandruff that is not treatable by any medication can be treated permanantly?

Dandruff that is not treatable by any medication can be treated permanantly?

No permanent cure: Dandruff is a chronic disorder of the skin that can be controlled or stabilized but there is not a cure. It tends to keep recurring especially when the scalp is dry or if irritated or stressed. ...Read more

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How is rhinitis medicamentoza treated especially in teenagers like me? Thank you.

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

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About allergic rhinitis?

About allergic rhinitis?

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