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I have the following symptoms for past 5 days now (sneezing, headache, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sore throat. I'm thinking it's allergies, i've been using reactive but doesn't seem to do the job.. Any suggestions?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Itchy eyes= allergy
Sneezing, headache, congestion and sore throat sound like a cold or sinus infection or allergy.
The itchy eyes, though, especially if they are worse in certain places or situations, can help distinguish allergy symptoms ( but not always). For allergies, otc antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra are helpful; for colds they should be avoided. If not sure, sudafed and tylenol (acetaminophen) and sinus rinses are best.

In brief: Itchy eyes= allergy
Sneezing, headache, congestion and sore throat sound like a cold or sinus infection or allergy.
The itchy eyes, though, especially if they are worse in certain places or situations, can help distinguish allergy symptoms ( but not always). For allergies, otc antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra are helpful; for colds they should be avoided. If not sure, sudafed and tylenol (acetaminophen) and sinus rinses are best.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Antihistamine
Be aware the last will make you sleepy, do only use it at night. If that fails Nasalcrom spray. If no luck see your doctor for nasal steroid spray prescription.

In brief: Antihistamine
Be aware the last will make you sleepy, do only use it at night. If that fails Nasalcrom spray. If no luck see your doctor for nasal steroid spray prescription.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Suzanne Rizkalla
Internal Medicine
In brief: Take claritin (loratadine)
Since u have no fever , i think it is allergies.

In brief: Take claritin (loratadine)
Since u have no fever , i think it is allergies.
Dr. Suzanne Rizkalla
Dr. Suzanne Rizkalla
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