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Medicine For Allergic Rhinitis
If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis.? no runny nose and itchiness
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
Sinusitis can...: Perhaps, but it is still likely due to an occlusion of drainage of the sinus. Most sinusitis is not a bacterial infection without signs such as discolored nasal mucous, increasing sinus pain, possibly fever, and usually has been going on for at least a week. Sinusitis can still occur from allergies or viral infections, and can present with clear mucus. Try afrin nasal, decongestants. ...Read more
Don't have a runny nose or constantly sneezing how can I have allergic rhinitis only thing I have is a swollen turbinates & irritated middle septum?
Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? Cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose
All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more
Do you have to have runny nose, sneezing etc to have allergic rhinitis I don't have either except for a swollen turbinate & clear fluid in ears.
Rhinitis: Runny nose, sneezing/congestion are the cardinal symptoms of rhinitis, whether allergic or non-allergic. Swollen turbinates and clear fluid in ear (middle ears), are rather signs of inflamed nasal passages affecting middle ears drainage, yes you can have them without the classic symptoms in acute conditions, if long standing, better see an ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more
Dr said I ve non allergic rhinitis, I ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?
Target the cause: 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. Allergy shots are particularly helpful in many cases. Treatment (several routes exist for optimized combination therapy) and proper avoidance strategies depend on cause. ...Read more
Afrin (oxymetazoline): The best medicines are antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec or allegra. Sudafed is also ok over the counter. Prescription nasal sprays like flonase, nasonexnasonex or patanase are fine too. But afrin has significant side effects and I don't recommend it to any patients. ...Read more
Sir, I am suffering from allergic rhinitis for a long time. When I take medicines then the symptoms can be controlled. Prefer to me medicine?
Allergic rhinitis can be controlled by several different classes of medicines allow or in combination. They are antihistamines, nasal steroids, leucotriene inhibitors, anticholinergics, decongestants, and oral steroids.
Non medications treatment include, allergic shots which can permanently reduce or relieve symptoms, and nasal saline. ...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
What would be the best medicine to treat my attactks on allergic rhinitis and how can I prevent these attacks?
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
So allergic rhinitis is aggrivating my asthma horribly and making my lungs very hypersensitive. What is the best medicine for rhinitis/asthma?
Treat both nose/lung: Using an antihistamine and a nasal corticosteroid spray for the nose. Using controller medications for lungs (ics spray, montelucast tablet and if severe an ics/laba combo inhaler) treatment before the allergic exposure works better. See your doctor so he can discuss these options with you. ...Read more
What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria? List medicine, dosage, etc 5 mg Levocetrizine no effect history: allergic rhinitis
Anthistamines: Antihistamines are main treatment for cholinergic urticaria, but sometimes must take more than normal dose. You can try twice daily dosing of cetrizine (10 mg twice a day) or twice daily dosing of fexofenadine (180 mg twice a day). If this regimen not working, I suggest seeing an allergist to further manage/evaluate. ...Read more
Chronic itching in the throat (bleed when heavy and long itching) and Allergic rhinitis. Any medicine that can help to reduce/remove this?
Itching/bleeding: You must have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist as soon as possible. The specialist will take good care of you. ...Read more
What is the best over the counter medicines/nasal sprays for swollen nasal passages and post nasal drip with bad cough due to non allergic rhinitis?
? Sinusitis: This can very well be untreated / partially treated rhinosinusitis, you need to be seen by an ENT / Allergy specialist, meanwhile, saline nasal washes, and OTC steroid nasal spray may help, read the labels carefully, best wishes ...Read more
Me harry Allergic rhinitis with naso brochinal allergy 2 DNS optd on oct 2012 Using levocetrazine, montas tab, deuonase nasal Sperry, anti allergic medicine/ asthaline but no relife since 4 year. Always live with cough. Running nose. Chest congestion?
Need an allergist: You need to see a professional allergist/Immunologist to deal with all the atopic (allergic) problems you have, look up on the net for a specialist where you live, or register in HealthTap for a virtual consult with an allergist/Immunologist just for more detailed advice, goodluck ...Read more
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
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
OTC Meds/Nsall Spray:
You can treat allergy symptoms wth OTC allergy meds and/or steroid nasal drops available over the counter for symptom relief
And consult an allergist to get tested and desentisized if your symptoms are over long period and resistant to meds ...Read more
Skin or blood: Skin testing involves placing drops of extracts of pollen, animal dander, mold, dust mite & food on your arms or back. If allergic a small hive appears within 20 minutes. An alternative is rast, a blood test that detects the same allergy antibodies found with skin testing. Sometimes one test is needed to confirm the results of the other. Provocation tests are used in cases of "local" allergy. ...Read more
Nose runs, sneeze: Primarily it involves the nose - itch, run, sneeze, congestion. But often also involves eyes and neighboring palate, with an itch sensation that is hard to quell. More significant disease can trigger tiredness, fatigue, exhaustion, and lead to sinus infections, wheezing/asthma, ear infections, eustachian tube disfunction and lead to poor quality of life. This is where an allergist helps. ...Read more
Perennial - year-round symptoms usually due to something in your home - house dust mites, animal danders, molds, cockroaches.
Seasonal - symptoms occurring only part of the year due to outdoor stuff - tree, grass or weed pollens & molds.
Intermittent - symptoms triggered by occasional exposure to things you are allergic to - typically someone else' pet when you visit their home. ...Read more
Depends...: On the level of allergy and duration of exposure. If you're mildly allergic to dust mites and you have a brief pillow fight, you might sneeze for a few minutes. If you're highly allergic to cats and spend the weekend in a house with five cats, you might sneeze and have itchy, watery eyes for a few days. ...Read more
Depends: The time of year that allergies affect you will depend on what you are allergic to, and were in the country you live. For my patients here in the midwest, the fall seems to be a huge challenge. That's when molds are at their worst, along with various weed pollens. In other regions, or for people with different allergies, the spring is the worst. It all depends. ...Read more
Multiple conditions: Untreated allergic rhinitis and obstruction especially at night causes snoring, which when severe can lead to sleep apnea.Childhood mouth breathing causes orthodonture problems. Also allergic rhiinits leads to increased sinus and ear infections and possibly asthma. Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis affects the quality of life as it affects sleep, and quality of sleep, impairs daytime activiities. ...Read more
Allergic Rhinitis: It is basically inflammation of the nasal passages due to the aeroallergens caused by indoor or outdoor pollens. Trees, grasses, weeds, mold, cats, dogs, dust mites, cockroaches, etc... Many treatment options. Allergy shots are best but topical medications can also be equally effective. See an allergist for testing. ...Read more
Absolutely: Oral medications, nasal sprays, allergy shots....And of course, avoidance. ...Read more
There is no way: To know if you have allergies to animal dander based solely on the fact that you have seasonal allergies. You might want to be tested by an allergist before making the commitment of owning a pet. ...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
Diagnosis chronic allergic rhinitis for last 8 years. Problem recurrent rhinorrhoea. Please give me some suggestion to cure this recurrent rhinorrhoea?
1. Avoidance - if it is possible to limit exposure to what you are allergic to that is the place to start -> works best for animals and dust.
2. Medical - antihistamines (benadryl, allegra, Claritin are common ones), intranasal steroids (flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) or similar) and variations of these
3. Immunotherapy - "allergy shots" or similar. ...Read more