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Suggest treatment to relieve burning and itchy eye and skin during mountain cedar pollen season

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Im 42 year old male. I used to have really bad nasal symptoms during mountain cedar pollen season as a teen and into my 20's. I noticed as I got older that my symptoms seemed to change during this pollen season.
Now my nose doesn't run at all but does feel dry, plus I start a nasal spray before season. What happens now is that my eyes itch and burn some but my skin feels itchy and flushed type feeling. Almost like really dry skin. It almost feels like I can feel the powdery pollen on my face sometimes.
I don't get redness or any visible signs on my skin but it is annoying.
Is it common for allergies or the way you have them to change throughout life?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Possibly due to allergic reactions.

Detailed Answer:

Hi!

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns.

The nasal symptoms as well as the itchiness in the eyes seems to be due to allergic cause even though you do not get red rashes otherwise.

Taking Montair LC (monteleukast+levocetirizine), a prescription medicine, once daily for the few days when you need it, should help. Cetirizine is an OTC alternative.

Allergies can evolve and their manifestations can change throughout life.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I could help further.

Regards,
Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha, General & Family Physician

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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 17 minutes later
yes, i was saying in my teenage years my symptoms were nasal,
now in my 40's my symptoms are never nasal.
now it seems to take some time until i start getting itchy.
usually about 2-4 weeks of elevated pollen in the air.
almost like it has to get in my system in heavy amounts before my body gets itchy.
i remember the same thing last year.
thats what was odd to me. that my allergies seem to need a build up now and they no longer effect my sinuses, just my skin and body feeling flush, itchy, etc
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Ask your doctor to write the medicine for you.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I understand. You need not get apprehensive.

Steam inhalation and Montair LC should help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I could help further.

Take care,
Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha, General & Family Physician
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 11 hours later
If your going to answer and read English inquiries you need to be able to understand English.
Ive keep reiterating that the one thing I do not have now and have not had in years is nasal symptoms.
Your advice keeps recommending nasal remedies?
This is ridiculous.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

I am completely aware that you do not have nasal symptoms.

Detailed Answer:

Hi!

Let me assure you that I completely understand that you currently do not have nasal symptoms.

However, let me re-emphasize that my suggestion of steam inhalation and Montair LC are still the things you need for the resolution.

It is a prescription medicine but better than the OTC alternative Cetirizine. I say what I have said based on my understanding of medical science and the language called English.

Treatment lines may at times sound ridiculous to people. But without trying you never know whether they could actually be effective.

Hope my answer is helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha, General & Family Physician
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