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What Are Ways To Reduce Eye Swelling As A Result Of Seasonal Allergies
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
How does you cure or reduce the symptoms of adult atopy? Tired of skin reactions to various things.
What is the best eye allergy drops for eye allergies that result in swollen itchy eyes, specifically those which result in a lot of mucus?
They do exist: There are several otc eye drops specifically for allergies. There are other eye drops that may mask symptoms but are not specifically treating the cause. Topical decongestants are in the second category. Read labels and ingredients. A pharmacist should also be able to help. Each appropriate product will help any but not all. ...Read more
See allergist for: Chronic allergy issues. Symptomatic relief only for colds. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Is there an all natural nose spray for seasonal allergies? If so , what brand ?I want to lessen the amt.of exposure to any chemicals, etc. Thanks!
Salt water: Nasal spray containing warm salt water would be your best bet but it is not going to be nearly as effective as medication. There must be many other nasal spray OTC for allergies containing natural ingredients but I have yet seen one which really works that well if at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral/eyedrops: With both nose and eye symptoms, i recommend trying oral meds first, such as Claritin or zyrtec. If the eye symptoms outweigh the nasal symptoms, or the eye symptoms are not improved with pills, i recommend topical antihistamine eyedrops such as pataday, bepreve, or lastacaft (alcaftadine). You can also use cool compresses for relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some common symptoms of eczema and how often do you see it as an allergist? Also what are the treatment techniques and the cure rate of this?
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
What is the best way to try and get rid of a dental fistula? Are there any ways to combat this kind of infection? I'm using salt water/tea tree oil...
Hi. What foods can be used to reduce the effects of allergy especially those that are rare such as rinheit allergy.I am allergic to soil ¬ums.
Food allergy: There are currently no treatment for food allergy except avoiding it. Depending on the symptoms when you consume the food that you are allergic to, certain medications can be used to treat them. A new method being studied to treat food allergy is food immunotherapy. Hopefully that would be the treatment in the future. Allergists are specialized in those problems. ...Read more
I know there are many causes of rhinitis(allergic nonalergic etc) but how do these conditions cause congestion?All by causing the turbinates to swell?
You got it: Different conditions can cause turbinates to swell even gravity and crying as we all know. FYI: it is normal for one turbinate be a little more swollen than the other. This alternates every 4 hr. and the blood flow is physiologically controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Remember that one function of the nose is to humidify, warm and filter the air we breathe in. ...Read more
What are some of the things a person with depression can get due to it. E.G. Headache, pain in eye, etc & to what extent false pain may be also felt?
What causes an corneal ulcer for a contact wearer and are there other options besides seeing a doctor? I'm just using vigamox to reduce the redness.
Ulcer: corneal ulcers can be sight threatening. It should not be self treated. Typically in a contact lens wearer, the lack of oxygenation of the cornea mixed with bacteria living on an overused contact spell trouble. Vigamox is a good antibiotic which can aid in ulcer reduction in some ulcers. However some types of pathogens are not responsive to Vigamox. ...Read more
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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