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Paint Allergy Symptoms
If you have an allergy to latex and use a latex paint in your house, are you allergic to the walls?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic to paint? My house is getting painted and ever since it started I cannot get rid of my allergies
Irritant: More likely to be an irritant reaction to the fumes and odor than a true allergy. ...Read more
There were streaks of a teal color in my mucus from my nose. What does it mean? I'm not sick nor have allergies. It kinda looks like ink or paint.
Irritation nose: The teal - colored mucous from your nose could be from mucous that is drier in the fall. When the heat is on, the air gets drier and less moisture. Saline or warm water spray into nostrils - 3 times/d. Humidifier while sleeping may help w/ mucous in nose. Drink extra fluids. Recheck at doctor's office if mucous from nose gets thicker or does not improve. Stop Afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray this week. ...Read more
I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: Reducing further exposure paint fumes will help to relieve the headache. Hopefully you are not a professional painter. Usual measures to relieve headache and exposure to fresh air will help to get a relief. The chemical particles binds to your receptors in the nose and triggers headache. It is not necessarily due to allergies; it could be a irritant reaction; the best way is to reduce exposure. ...Read more
Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more
Allergy Symptoms: Allergic rhinitis symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose or eyes, sinus pressure, tearing, red eyes, ear fullness, post-nasal drainage. Allergic symptoms in the skin or lungs can manifest differently but usually when one asks about "allergy" symptoms it most commonly refers to rhinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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