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What Sorts Of Things Trigger Sinuses And Allergies To Act Up
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Possibly: It is likely if what grows where you are going is similar to what you are exposed to where you live now. Take antihistamines along. ...Read more
What to do if I have noticed a pattern for a long time now: my allergies act out bad when i sleep late in the morning. Its socorrelation?
How is possible that sinuses can produce so much mucus? It doesn't stop no matter what I do. Can it be seasonal allergies? It's thick too
Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.
Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more
No: Environmental allergies would also affect the nose and eyes along with the sinuses. ...Read more
Can naturally blocked sinuses and allergies cause lightheadness and the feeling of about to pass out?
Possibly: For a full answer, you would need to provide more information. The combination of nortriptyline and zyrtec may lead to sedation. Nortrriptyline can also lease to nasal congestion. Occlusion of the nasal passages can lead to eustachian tube dysfunction and sometimes to lightheadedness. As your nose is blocked, you need a prescription nasal spray. See a physician, preferably an allergist. ...Read more
My sinuses are often blocked, it hasn't been an issue before but its getting worse. When i clear them lumps come out. Could it be allergies?
My husband has really bad allergies and sinuses every since I've been with him even longer is there anything that he could do to help with that?
Many: I presume he has already tried OTC antihistamine and decongestant without benefits. The next step would be an OTC nasal steroid. Daily saline irrigation of the nose may help. If none of these measures helped, then consult an allergist to pinpoint the allergy triggers and institute the appropriate treatment. You will be amazed at how much one's quality of life can improve with Rx. ...Read more
Is this my allergies or sinuses doing this sometimes when I stand up my head tightens and it feels like somebody is squeezing and pressing Down on it?
What to do if I have allergy induced asthma I am 20 yrs old my symptoms only act up when my allergies do?
Allergist: See an allergist to accurately determine the allergies that are the triggers. This information can be very helpful in determining a good treatment plan including avoidance, meds and immunotherapy (i.e. allergy shots) - these can be very effective for allergic asthma and nasal allergies. ...Read more
Severe headache lasting days. Sinuses hurt! just came off allergies/cold. Worst headache of my life. Not usually prone to migraines.
Possible sinusitis: Try short term (no more than 2 days in a row) use of afrin nasal spray to see if you get immediate relief of sinus pain (assuming sinus pain). May add a decongestant like Mucinex (guaifenesin) d. Don't use either if you have hypertension. Continue use of Ibuprofen as well as needed for pain. Use nasal saline to help wash nasal passages out as well. If no better in a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more
I've had laryngitis for four days. Does gargling with saltwater help? Does Flovent 110 make it worse? It's making my allergies act up in the evening.
Need examination: Saline might be soothing, so continue. Not sure it shortens the illness. Tough call on the Flovent; it reliably causes hoarseness at high doses directly and indirectly (favoring yeast/oral Candidiasis), yet can help associated asthmatic bronchitis. Prob wouldn't make allergies worse; could that be post-nasal drip from laryngitis? Absess? GERD?What about strep? Better get checked out. ...Read more
Month of headaches and stuffed up sinuses. Prescriptions and allergy meds don't help. Headaches getting worse. Tried everything. Need relief. Why???
Am taking 24hr alegra but my allergies still act up at night, so I take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night too?
I have yr round allergies. Why then when it rains does my nose stop up, and my sinuses bother me. Wouldn't rain wash away what is in the air?
Allergies and sinuses are causing nose to drip and gush snot. Constantly running. Flo made & overcounter meds not helping. No insurance, help?
Nasalcrom (cromolyn): Over the counter options include Nasalcrom nasal spray . Some people find neil med sinus rinses are helpful as well. Others find that Allegra d or zyrtec d pills can help. If these do not help you may need to see a doctor to get some prescription nose sprays . Sometimes if the symptoms are bad and if you start having colored mucus you could have a sinus infection. ...Read more
I have mild facial pain near sinuses for a while now. I have allergies to my dogs and a pretty constant congestion. Is this likely chronic sinusitis?
How do I tell if musus is coming from my sinuses or from my asthma? Whatever the cause of the mucus it's really messing up my breathing. Psd/allergies
My doctor keeps telling me I have allergies, when i know it's an issue with my adenoids and sinuses. What should I do?
Visit an allergist : You should have an allergy evaluation to determine the best treatment plan to control your symptoms. There are many medication and treatment options. Do not suffer! ...Read more
I've been getting allergy shots due to bad sinuses. I still have incredible itchy rashes all over my body. What can I do?
What rash?: Allergy shots have shown a benefit in improving eczema (atopic dermatitis), but not with other rashes. So depending on the itchy rash you have, which can be from different causes, it may or may not respond to allergy shots. I think you should discuss it with your allergist anyhow, to see what can be done about it. ...Read more
I have had a slight headache for two days, and also now I have foggy vision. I'm hoping it's only sinuses or allergy related?
Same problem w/ my sinuses Dr & allergist keeps putting me on steroids, I'm on regular meds 4 allergies but my noise is still hurting & has bumps. Why?
The sores and bumps suggest the presence of an infection. Try daily saline irrigation to see if it helps. Do you have nasal congestion? If not, stop the steroid and see what happens. Any abnormal CT sinus findings?
A nasal culture may be worthwhile since topical antibiotic may be helpful in your case. Consider seeing another allergist if you continue to have these issues. ...Read more
My sinuses have been acting up w/ no relief, i'm getting migraines like crazy. I'm taking all of my sinus medicine I take allergy shots monthly they Don't help, what do I do?
Sinus Headache: If your sinus headaches or migraines interfere with your daily life or don't respond to OTC medications, it's time to see a doctor. Call your PCP for consultation. ...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