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I have hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies. Symptoms I am having, fatigue, loss of appetite and feeling cold at this point could be either. ?

I have hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies. Symptoms I am having, fatigue, loss of appetite and feeling cold at this point could be either. ?

Likely thyroid: Symptoms of seasonal allergy are typically sneezing itch nose runny nose itching of eyes etc. symptoms of fatigue and feeling excessively cold reduced apposite are more typical of hypothyroidism ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Any tips on how to improve seasonal allergy symptoms?

Any tips on how to improve seasonal allergy symptoms?

Seasonal allergy: Take allergy medications a few weeks before your allergic season until the season ends would help prevent your symptoms flare. Allergy medications are needed to take regularly. See an allergist for help if allergy medications do not work. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent seasonal allergy? Or at least alleviate the symptoms? I'm asking for "natural" prevention (e.G. Exercise).

Is there a way to prevent seasonal allergy? Or at least alleviate the symptoms? I'm asking for "natural" prevention (e.G. Exercise).

Avoidance: Not the season but the allergen. Find out what you are allergic too and stay away from it. If its grass don't go out when someone is mowing, etc. ...Read more

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Does seasonal allergy result in flu-like symptoms?

Does seasonal allergy result in flu-like symptoms?

No: Symptoms of influenza are fever, coughing, muscle pains. Headache, chest pain, extreme fatigue. Symptoms of seasonal allergy are nasal stuffiness, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes, runny nose, post nasal drip and occasionally mild fatigue.In. ...Read more

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What are natural, fast ways to stop seasonal allergy symptoms?

What are natural, fast ways to stop seasonal allergy symptoms?

Immunotherapy: Allergen immunotherapy is the closest you can get to natural treatment of nasal allergies as it uses allergens you are reactive to to desensitize you to them, but it is not fast. It provides long term relief and gets you to be less dependent on medications. Consult an allergist about your allergies and discuss your options. A saline sinus rinse can help with nasal congestion. ...Read more

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What seasonal allergy symptoms should I look for in my 2 year old?

What seasonal allergy symptoms should I look for in my 2 year old?

Runny nose, red eyes: Seasonal allergies in a 2 year old are not common but can include runny nose, congestion, watery red eyes, itchy eyes, pruritic rashes. Some children may have coughing, wheezing similar to asthma. ...Read more

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What do you do for severe seasonal allergy symptoms? Are allergy shots mandatory?

What do you do for severe seasonal allergy symptoms?  Are allergy shots mandatory?

Not mandatory...: ...But often helpful. Moving away from areas where there are plants to whose pollen you are sensitive may be a better option is available. ...Read more

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I have a 4 yr old that I am giving Claritin for seasonal allergy symptoms, seems to help a little but she now has a cough this morning. Mucinex (guaifenesin)?

I have a 4 yr old that I am giving Claritin for seasonal allergy symptoms, seems to help a little but she now has a cough this morning. Mucinex (guaifenesin)?

Cough only: I like delsym better because it is for cough only. Or you can check if there is a Mucinex (guaifenesin) that is for cough only. I prefer childrens medications with the least amount of active ingredients to help the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the best seasonal allergy medications?

What are the best seasonal allergy medications?

Several choices: There is no shortage of medications available for treating seasonal allergies. Over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec and Allegra are good, as well as prescription nasal sprays (stay away from over the counter nasal sprays). Singulair (montelukast) is another option for treating seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some tips or tricks to ease seasonal allergy pain?

Seasonal allergies: A short answer use daily nasal saline spray. A long term advice, see a board certified allergist to best manage them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a seasonal allergy to peanuts?

Is it possible to have a seasonal allergy to peanuts?

No: Seasonal allergies, by definition, are to allergens that are not present year-round. A person allergic to a food protein will react to it at any time of the year. ...Read more

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Is it hay fever or seasonal allergy worse?

Is it hay fever or seasonal allergy worse?

Both the same: These terms are use for essentially the same process. I don't know many people who hang around "hay" to get their hay fever, although there can be a lot of moldy or allergenic stuff in hay. The term evolved to mean the same thing as seasonal allergy. ...Read more

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What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

Allergy meds: Most second generation antihistamines can be taken with Prozac without interaction, such as allegra, zyrtec and claritin. Steroid and antihistamine nasal sprays are also safe and carry less sedating side effects. ...Read more

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Seasonal allergy: keep waking up early for a week now. How do I regulate my sleep schedule?

Treat the allergy: I presume you have a very stuffy and runny nose during certain season. Sleep disturbance is often associated with nasal obstruction and i believe that your sleep quality will get better once you get your nose open. Unfortunately, the decongestant in otc medications often keeps one awake and you should ask your family doctor to try you on a prescription nasal spray. ...Read more

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Any seasonal allergy kids medicine that doesn't make them drowsy? My 6 year old has really bad allergies

Any seasonal allergy kids medicine that doesn't make them drowsy? My 6 year old has really bad allergies

Claritin/Allegra: Claritin (loratadine) (loritidine) and Allegra (fexofenadine) are two, once daily antihistamines that are readily available, non-sedating anti-histamines approved for use in kids.Both are well tolerated.Some kids do better with one than the other. ...Read more

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What's the difference in the various drugstore seasonal allergy meds?

What's the difference in the various drugstore seasonal allergy meds?

In the US...: ...Only antihistamines are over-the-counter. There are also local-acting steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer sprays such as cromolyn, and anti-leukotriene drugs such as singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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When seasonal allergy hits hard on day 1, does it help to take 20mg loratadine on 1st day to jump start relief?

When seasonal allergy hits hard on day 1, does it help to take 20mg loratadine on 1st day to jump start relief?

Maybe: Recommended dose is 10 mg. Studies with higher doses did not show improvement. Loratadine is the weakest antihistamine out there, would recommend Cetirizine or Fexofenadine instead. If you were going to take more I would take 10 mg twice per day rather than 20 at once. With increased doses I would watch for increased side effects , especially drowsiness. We do use higher doses for hives. ...Read more

Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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