After thinking I had major sinus problems for the past year, I now think I'm allergic to down and/or wool. (Based on intense facial pain, headache and congestion for the entire day after sleeping with those beddiings, and none without- I just did a personal 3 day experiment). However, I did allergy tests this year and they came up negative. Can you get specific testing for these items? Has anyone experienced this? Do allergies really just appear at 'a certain age'? If so, can anyone recommend a good allergist in NYC?
I just had sinus surgery (probably FESS) a couple of months ago, and it seems to have failed. What next? [more inside]
Hello fellow Metafilterians, now that allergy season is upon us, does anyone recommend the best OTC med for: pressure on the eyes, chest congestion, stuffy nose, and sore throat? It's much worse in the morning. Coughing up yellow awfulness (sorry, gross). Claritin and Mucinex-D do NOT work. Sudafed works like a charm but knocks me out, literally for 2 days. Not sure what's out there, haven't had allergies in a couple of years.
Sinus congestion is making me very unhappy. What works for you? [more inside]
MiseryFilter: I have had a dry cough for about 6 weeks that has gotten increasingly worse. I am seeing an allergy specialist as I already know I have allergies. For the last two weeks, I have been on Nasonex, Singulair, and Allegra. Most nights I cannot lie down due to coughing and have to sleep propped up on the couch. I have been doing the neti pot for the last few days, but it's not like tons of stuff is getting washed out of my sinuses when I do it. It just seems to go in one side and out the other. Then I resume coughing a little whlie later. Also, they started me on Flovent as of Monday. I think it's maybe starting to help, but not sure. [more inside]
I am woken up each and every night with a pounding sinus headache. What remedies can you suggest? [more inside]
Calling all chronic sinusitis sufferers! How do you keep your sinus infections and symptoms to a minimum? [more inside]
ClaritinFilter: Does daily use of Claritin give you strange once/month insane sneezing/sinus attacks? Please let me know if you've experienced this side effect (or not)... [more inside]
Why is my nose-breathing markedly improved if I moisten my nasal passages with saline spray? [more inside]
Why is my nose blocked outside in LA and New York but not in Pittsburgh or Boston? [more inside]
Do I have allergies? (more inside) [more inside]