Is It a Sinus Infection, a Cold, or Allergies?

Therefore different tactics are needed to prevent colds and allergies. Therefore different tactics are needed to prevent colds and allergies. Therefore different tactics are needed to prevent colds and allergies. Therefore different tactics are needed to prevent colds and allergies. When choosing medications, read labels carefully and be aware that some contain ingredients that can make you sleepy. Another way to prevent a cold is to keep your immune system strong by exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and getting plenty of sleep.

During the winter months we tend to see moderate pollen activity, but by early January high levels of tree pollen are accumulating. Sever sore throat, red and inflamed pharynx and tonsils, cervical nodes can get tender and enlarged. Flu and cold symptoms should clear up within seven to ten days, rarely lasting more than 14 days. The duration of allergy symptoms often depends on the allergy. What it feels like: You may experience some nasal congestion with allergies, but it usually accompanies a runny nose (clear, watery discharge), sneezing, and itchy nose and eyes. It is actually the ingredient in many over the counter “sleep aids” like Tylenol PM and Advil PM.

When trying to determine if a child’s symptoms are due to a cold or seasonal allergies, Rachid often asks parents about “the allergic salute.” She also observes the skin on the child’s nose, since the “salute,” when done frequently, tends to cause a small crease at the bridge. Allergy symptoms are almost always brought on by the time of year and the accompanying sensitivities. An allergist can also run blood tests which look at certain components of your immune system. Don’t schedule outdoor activities around the peak times that allergens circulate. Colds are communicable — that is, able to be gotten from other people and given to other people. Itchy eyes, throat, and nose, along with sneezing, usually mean allergy.

If your symptoms persist beyond two weeks, contact your doctor to determine if it could be allergies or something different such as a sinus infection. Motion sickness is another type of dizziness that occurs when riding in a car or moving vehicle. These require that the physician to wipe the inside of the back of one’s throat or nose with a swab and then send it for testing. Both the skin and pulp can be eaten. As you can imagine, itchy eyes are definitely a sign of allergy and not of a cold. I like Plantiva AllerDx because it calms histamine reactions quickly and helps improves repiratory airflow.

Antihistamines stop the production of these irritants and can help soothe inflamed tissues. Most students need at least 9 hours per night to perform at their best. To treat a common cold, over-the-counter decongestants can help, as well as rest and pain relievers. Other weed pollens also bloom this time of year. Your best bet when it comes to avoiding the symptoms of a pollen allergy is to keep an eye on the pollen count, which is usually available with your local weather forecast. The ingredients in this product were carefully selected but not from the usual herbs that are typically used for Cold, Flu and allergy herbal remedies.

Kids can pass colds back and forth to each other and bring them home throughout the school year. Exposures can be reduced by using a HEPA (high-energy particulate) filter or other type of fan. Do you have a headache? Your parents and your doctor can help you read the ingredients on food labels. The other possibilities are gastro esophageal reflex disease, hyperplastic tonsil, abnormal upper esophageal sphincter function, stress or psychological abnormality causes this sensation due to altered upper esophageal pressure. I don’t like taking all that but my OB said it’s really important to get oxygen to my baby.

It usually is preceded by a cold, allergy attack, or irritation by environmental pollutants. Other triggers include allergies, such as hay fever which also causes mucous membrane swelling. My story is similar to that as well. However, bacterial infections that can follow viral infections, for example, infections of the ears and sinuses, may be treated with antibiotics. My question is whether anyone has had any experience with TMS-related sore throats, potentially considered that my sore throats may be allergy-induced.