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Sneezing with mucus discharge. Could this be due to pet allergy?

since i started working with a hospice company, i realised that some houses that i went to were too stuffy and most of them had pets. i started sneezing yellow thick mucus with clear mucus afterwards. but the sneezing has not stopped. i tied to take clarritin thinking its an allergy and it dries me alot and i stopped taking it. now my eyes have started itching and areas around my mouth. i can sneeze 10 times in row and and the whole ent starts to itch. is it allergy or sinuses?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Hi, thanks for the query to H. C. M.
Allergy is a very common disease and I would like to say in one word that in modern era at least we can't escape from this disease.
Dust , linen, fiber, fine powder, mite pet hairs sudden change in temp ( up & down) , polluted industrial air are the major causes of allergy.
Initial symptoms are ,
Itch in throat, nose,
Tears from the eyes,
Sneezing ,
Common cold ( coryza)
Stuffy nose,
Snot from nose begins watery in consistency and afterwards in thick mucus form,
COUGH ( later stage due to infection)
Breathlessness ( later stage)
Many patients don'e agree that they have asthma , but the hard fact is allergy to allergens are a precursor of ASTHMA.
The best way is take precautions about these above mentioned reasons.
If, still you have these things than consult a physician and have a treatment of allergy ( due to initial phase).
Good luck. Dr. HET
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. J Kingson John David's  Response
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You are likely to suffer from Allergic Rhinitis with common cold.
Stay away from pets and surrounding dust environment.
Treatment of the common cold starts with prevention. Preventive measures include covering the mouth and nose with an elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing and washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. Antibacterial cleaners can also be effectively used to clean hands and surfaces. It is also important to avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth, which can transmit the virus from the hands into nose and mouth.

There is currently no cure for the common cold. Once the disease is contracted, treatment includes measures aimed at relieving symptoms so that a person is comfortable enough to get the rest needed to keep up strength and recover without developing complications.

Treatment includes rest, drinking extra fluids, and using over-the-counter cold remedies as directed to ease symptoms. However, it is currently recommended that children under the age of six not use cold or cough drugs because of the risk of serious side effects.

Alternative treatments include supplements or products that contain vitamin C, echinacea, or zinc. Chicken soup is a time-tested home remedy that can help to break up congestion and provides easy-to-digest nutrients and extra fluid to help keep up strength.

Antibiotics are not prescribed for the common cold because they are ineffective against the viruses that cause the common cold.

I Hope I Provided Useful Information. Do ask Furthur Questions to help You get well soon.
Dr.J.Kingson John David
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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