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Skin test says no airborne allergies but i get allergy like symtoms (sneezing, runny nose, sore eyes) what else could this be?

Skin test says no airborne allergies but i get allergy like symtoms (sneezing, runny nose, sore eyes) what else could this be?

Non allergic rhinits: This is called non allergic rhinitis. There is also an entity called "entopy" as opposed to "atopy". Atopy typically describes allergic patients. Entopy is used to describe pt with allergy symptoms but neg skin test. Interestingly, in these pt, in research settings their nasal secretions can be obtained and allergy antibody can be detected to common allergens. ...Read more

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Believe allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose. Remedy?

Believe  allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer   itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose.   Remedy?

Protect yourself: The remedy is to wear an appropriate mask while you're working with any chemicals. Also wear eye protection. Avoid contact for 5 to 7 days with anymore fertilizer. ...Read more

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Could dust allergic people sneeze a lot?

Could dust allergic people sneeze a lot?

Sneezing: Yes people allergic to dust can sneeze a lot, have itchy eyes or a runny nose. A more severe dust allergy can trigger a cough and asthma type symptoms ...Read more

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Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?

Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?

Can still be allergy: Allergy testing only rules out what is being tested for. I would look at what helps the symptoms and to see what seems to trigger the symptoms. ...Read more

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Atopic derm & allergies (nasal, eye, indoor, outdoor) w/ allergy shot, skin is getting bad, should I stop shot? if so, allergies will get bad.

Atopic derm & allergies (nasal, eye, indoor, outdoor) w/ allergy shot, skin is getting bad, should I stop shot? if so, allergies will get bad.

NO!: While there is no evidence that atopic derm is really helped with allergy shots, it is an allergy driven process and I would push through the shots. My guess is that you are recently started on shots, and need a good skin regimen for your eczema. You could also consider UV therapy for it. ...Read more

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My eyes keep crying. Can bacterial conjunctivitis develop into allergic conjunctivitis?

My eyes keep crying. Can bacterial conjunctivitis develop into allergic conjunctivitis?

Not really: but you may have developed irritation or hypersensitivity to the medications that were used to treat your bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy. Runny nose. What medication work best?

I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes,  itchy throat,  stuffy. Runny nose.   What medication work best?

Allergy meds: You gave quite a bit of systemic symptoms so an oral agent would be best. In my experience, Allegra seems to be the best but claritin/ zyrtec are also very good. If your eyes need a topical eye drop, Pataday and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are the best. ...Read more

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I get horrible, red, itchy eyes every allergy season. Which eye drops work best?

I get horrible, red, itchy eyes every allergy season. Which eye drops work best?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why might someone get itchy eyes when around cats?

Why might someone get itchy eyes when around cats?

Common allergy: Cats are a common source of allergens which elicit allergic symptoms in many sensitive people. In fact, “This protein is contained in skin cells, urine and saliva, and triggers an allergic reaction. Dander is dead skin cells that are regularly sloughed off and replaced by new skin cells. All cats produce dander, but not all people are allergic to it.” (Excerpted from PetMD). ...Read more

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Runny nose, sneezing, headache (allergy related) 2 zyrtec (cetirizine) didn't touch. What else can I try?

Runny nose, sneezing, headache (allergy related) 2 zyrtec (cetirizine) didn't touch.  What else can I try?

Nasal allergies: Corticosteroid nasal sprays may help. Sometimes Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is more effective than zyrtec but it can cause more drowsiness. Other agents include nasal atrovent, oral monteleukast and over the counter decongestant pills and nasal sprays, but your physician is the best person to advise you. ...Read more

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My eyes won't stop blinking. Allergies?

My eyes won't stop blinking.  Allergies?

Maybe. Itching?: You will blink your eyes if they itch from allergies but blinking can be a symptom of many other eye problems like an infection, a foreign body, or sensitivity to strong light. Blinking can also be an involuntary nervous habit called a "tic" the photo is of "cobblestoning" on the lower eyelid, commonly seen in allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Does having itchy eyes and itchy nose mean allergies?

Does having itchy eyes and itchy nose mean allergies?

It certainly can!: Itchy eyes and an itchy nose are common manifestations of allergy. Try to be aware of when the symptoms occur and see if a otc antihistamine is effective at relieving your symptoms. If it happens all the time you may benefit from seeing an allergy specialist and allergy testing. ...Read more

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Seasonal allergic rhinitis with blocked nose, itchy eyes and nose, sneezing mostly had allegra (fexofenadine) 120 but no result please help?

Seasonal allergic rhinitis with blocked nose, itchy eyes and nose, sneezing mostly had allegra (fexofenadine) 120 but no result please help?

Allergic Rhinitis: Nasal blockage and itchy eyes are not often helped by oral antihistamines. For the itchy eyes you may require an eye drop - the most effective are by prescription. For the nasal blockage which is caused by swelling due to allergic inflammation, you will need a steroid nasal spray - available by prescription only. A decongestant might help some, but not as well as the prescription nasal spray. ...Read more

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Does itchy eyes and itchy nose (around a cat) sound like an allergy to cats?

Does itchy eyes and itchy nose (around a cat) sound like an allergy to cats?

Yes: That's as classic of a definition for allergy as you can get... Try taking an antihistamine like zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) to see if you get relief 1 hr before you see the cats. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate allergy symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, clogged ears, sneezing)?

How can I alleviate allergy symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, clogged ears, sneezing)?

Many ways: The most common answer you will get from docs is "allergy meds". In addition, avoidance of the allergens is a powerful solution, but often difficult to achieve. Rinsing away those allergens from your nose can be hugely successful. Consider using a daily nasal rinse of saline. Like rinsing dust off your car, daily nasal saline rinses wash away allergens, virus, bacteria. Nice effect. Try it. ...Read more

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Why do I get allergies (redness in eyes, stuffy nose) inside office buildings and hotels?

Why do I get allergies (redness in eyes, stuffy nose) inside office buildings and hotels?

Likely allergies: Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis is characterized by sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and itching of the eyes, nose, and palate when exposed to an allergic trigger. Older buildings and hotels often have dust mites, molds, and other indoor allergens that could be causing your symptoms. This condition is diagnosed by clinical history along with skin prick testing at an allergist office. ...Read more

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Since mould appear in house have had cough, itchy/watery eyes, and what feel like post nasal drip. Does it sound like mould allergy or something else?

Since mould appear in house have had cough, itchy/watery eyes, and what feel like post nasal drip. Does it sound like mould allergy or something else?

Possible: Mold allergy can cause all of your symptoms but need testing to be certain. One helpful hint is that your symptoms would improve or resolve within a day after leaving the house. Regardless, you need to stay out of the affected area (which needs be isolated) until the mold and water problem has been fixed. ...Read more

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Sudden eye irritation, itchy, blur, strained feeling, sneezing, sinus irritation, headache, runny and stuffed nose... my sister thinks it's allergy?

Sudden eye irritation, itchy, blur, strained feeling, sneezing, sinus irritation, headache, runny and stuffed nose... my sister thinks it's allergy?

Allergy or cold: could be either, or both, but colds are more of an acute nature, and can describe the symptoms mix that you have, at any rate, medical treatment is the same. Rest, fluids, pain killers, antihistamines, unless contraindicated, saline nasal washes, if no improvement see your doctor, if recurrent or prolonged, see an allergist/Immunologist, best wishes ...Read more

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Burning itchy eyes. Not allergic but taking prescribed antihistamines and eye drops. Feels like sand in eyes but no injury occurred.

Burning itchy eyes. Not allergic but taking prescribed antihistamines and eye drops. Feels like sand in eyes but no injury occurred.

Dry eye is treated: differently from other issues such as ocular inflammation or allergies. But, they commonly can present with the same symptoms. Usually lubricating eye drops are first line therapy for dry eyes. Studies have shown that Omega-3 supplements may help as well. We can also place punctual plugs and use topical cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion drops are some of many potential treatments. ...Read more

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