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I'm 59, have had unusually bad allergy symptoms this past 5 months. I started taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) a few x a week. Now my eyelids are perspiring.

I'm 59, have had unusually bad allergy symptoms this past 5 months.  I started taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) a few x a week. Now my eyelids are perspiring.

More info ?: I presume that you have hay fever but uncertain as to whether the "perspiration" comes actually from the eyelids or the eyes. In allergic reaction, the eyes often tear and itch. If so an eye drop containing an antihistamine may be helpful especially if Zyrtec (cetirizine) failed. Consult an allergist if the tearing come from the eyes, a dermatologist if from the eyelids. ...Read more

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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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My 3 1/2 yr. Old with cystic fibrosis has cold/ allergy symptoms...But unusually grumpy and purple color under eyes...Allergies or CF exacerbation?

My 3 1/2 yr. Old with cystic fibrosis has cold/ allergy symptoms...But unusually grumpy and purple color under eyes...Allergies or CF exacerbation?

Pls see answer: There is an overlap between the symptoms of allergy and cf. Allergic symptoms tend to be associated with a particular exposure that triggers an allergic response. The discoloration under the eyes may be caused by allergies, infection, lack of sleep, iron deficiency. If the area around the eye is red and swollen, it is best to check with your doctor. Fever > 101 is not usual for an allergic resp, . ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergies?

What are symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; dark circles under eyes ("allergic shiners"); crease at base of nose (from "allergic salute"-wiping nose upwards with back of hand; post-nasal drainage; lack of energy. Many treatments available to relieve symptoms: antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec), nasal steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer spray (cells that release histamine), desensitization tx to allergens. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j.Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergies?

What are the symptoms of allergies?

Nasal and Eye Signs: Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). There are also medication and food allergies with more immediate symptoms. See an Allergist. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cat allergies?

What are the symptoms of cat allergies?

Sneezing, runny nose: Itchy eyes, trouble breathing, or even an itrchy rash. If you are very allergic to cats, you can even just enter a room where a cat had been(ie. No longer present) and still feel symptoms. ...Read more

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What is used to relieve allergy symptoms?

What is used to relieve allergy symptoms?

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

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What are symptoms of allergies to animals?

What are symptoms of allergies to animals?

Please see below.: The symptoms of allergies to animals are similar to those of allergies to other things: rash (including hives), runny or stuffy nose, wheeze, watery, red, or puffy eyes, itch, cough, sneezing, etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of allergies?

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 more

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What are some symptoms of commin allergies?

Allergies: Allergies to environmental allergens can cause runny nose, cough, sneezing, rash, itchy nose, itchy throat, post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my allergy symptoms?

Allergy treatment: Allergy treatment involves avoidance of the allergen whenever possible, medication to manage symptoms and in some instances allergy shots to help develop tolerance to unavoidable airborne allergens or stinging insects. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

Nasal symptoms: Cedar pollen allergy causes runny nose, congestion, sneeze and itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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How long does symptoms last from allergy pill?

How long does symptoms last from allergy pill?

Varies: If you are asking about side effects from allergy medicine (?Drowsiness), it can vary according to the medicine you took, the dose and how your body handles it. Since many allergy medicines are taken once a day, it could take a day or so for the effects to wear off. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arv medicine allergy?

What are the symptoms of an arv medicine allergy?

Allergy to HIV meds: Drug allergies can occur to virtually any medication. The symptoms vary greatly. Rashes are a common sign of drug allergy, but so are joint pains and many other symptoms. Most reactions are side effects and not allergies. Here is wiki's index of which HIV medications cause which types of adverse symptoms and reactions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects. ...Read more

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\i have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

\i have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

Allergies: Most commonly nasal congestion, runny nose, postnatal drip, scratchy throat, watery itchy eyes and sometimes hives and rashes. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of allergies in people?

Depends: Upper airway: stuffy nose, itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, itchy roof of mouth or throat, itchy, watery eyes. Lungs: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath skin: itchy rash. (itchy without rash, rash not itchy is not allergy) gi: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating certain foods. Gi symptoms are not specific to allergy. History is very important. ...Read more

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Can i develop allergy symptoms later on in my life?

Yes: While most people who develop allergies are children or young adults, a person is never too old to develop an allergy. I have seen people in there 80's who developed dust allergies for the first time while in their 60's or 70's. Medication allergies can occur any time, but especially in older people taking multiple medications. Food allergies are less like to begin in the elderly. ...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


Watery Eyes, Made Worse By Pets (Definition)

Watery eyes, made worse by pets ...Read more