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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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Symptoms of allergies besides pink skin?

Symptoms of allergies besides pink skin?

Several: Pinkness (or redness) along with itching, puffy red bumps along with may other findings can suggest an allergy. Having this looked at would help you narrow down the diagnosis. ...Read more