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Can stuffed/painful ears & nose be caused by indoor dust allergy and be developed at 40? Never had it before. Shouldn't Zyrtec (cetirizine) be helping with it?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

However one needs to rule out other potential causes for your ear and nose problems as well.
With better understanding on gene evolution , it is now clear that allergy can develop at any age and dust mite allergy is likely the most common and potent allergen. You may try an OTC nasal cortisone which works far better than Zyrtec. If problem persists, see an allergist.

In brief: Yes

However one needs to rule out other potential causes for your ear and nose problems as well.
With better understanding on gene evolution , it is now clear that allergy can develop at any age and dust mite allergy is likely the most common and potent allergen. You may try an OTC nasal cortisone which works far better than Zyrtec. If problem persists, see an allergist.
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