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Treatment Of Allergic Rhinitis In Children
3 levels: 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
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
Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma. ...Read more
Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more
Food allergies: Food allergens are the most common causes of childhood anaphylactic reactions with peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, cow's milk, soy and eggs being among the most common. Stinging insects, medications and latex rubber are also among the more common causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which term is more commonly used (hay fever or pollen allergy) to describe an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways?
Is the use of petrolleum jelly safe inside the nose in case of perennial allergic rhinitis for prevention for dryness and allergen entry in the nose ?
Can steroid shots for allergic rhinitis at the beginning of allergy season be considered standard of care? Is there good data backing these up?
Depends: Since there are so many effective nasal sprays and oral medication for hay fever, giving steroid injection pre-seasonal is likely not the best solution because of the many potential side effects with injectable steroid. On the other hand, if you are getting the injection only once a year and have no problem with osteoporosis or brittle diabetes, the side effects may be acceptable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Curing allergies: All medications whether tablet, liquid or spray only masque symptoms. Subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (scit), allergy shots, in many people over time decrease the allergic response inducing a relative cure. There is not sufficient experience to yet assign that outcome to sublingual allergen immunotherapy (slit). Allergen immunotherapy is also more cost efficient for moderate to severe cases. ...Read more
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens
Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?
Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more
Very swollen (obstructive), red turbinates most of the time.wut does this mean?allergic rhinitis?or non allergic rhinitis? or chronic sinusitis?
Depends: Before 4-6 m babies essentially have no sinus cavities. By a year, the maxillary & ethmoid sinuses are partially developed and inflammation can be seen as creamy nasal debris that often descends down the back of the throat like a waterfall during oral exam. Xrays < 1yr are rarely helpful as the sinus cavities are often filled by normal mucous at that age rather than trapped pus seen when older. ...Read more
Cough, wheeze, SOB: Coughing is the most common symptom of asthma especially if cough occurs with exercise or laughing. Colds that routinely go to the chest are very common in patients with asthma. Wheezing and shortness of breath may also occur with colds or exercise, but cough is the most common symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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