I live in the Caribbean and I think i may be allergic to pollen. Whenever a certain mango (julie) flowers, I feel as if I am getting the flu. I never really get it and I am sick almost everyday. I have taken many allergy meds and I never get real relief. I have seen too much of my ENT's and Allergy doctor's offices. I am always tired, sometimes I lose my apetite and let me not get started on how I feel when I get insect bites. Has anyone used anything that has worked for them?
My other question is this, When the weather changes (rainy) and when mangoes are in bloom I sometimes 'black-out'; not faint but lose my vision (temporarily), get dizzy and I lose my balance and I have a runny nose and pains in my face, head and neck. My symptoms are progressively getting worse. All my doctors say is that I have a lot of allergies. Do these symptoms happen to anyone else?? Help anyone? Please!!!
Understand your concern. It is evident from your history that you could most probably be suffering from allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and allergic rashes. These diseases are usually triggered by an allergen. These allergens, when exposed to initiate immune mediated reactions which will result in the symptoms you experience. The allergic history usually runs in families.
So, the problem can be tackled at three levels.
At the allergen level, since you are aware of the allergens, they are best avoided. You can either avoid exposure to these allergens or desensitize yourself with the help of an allergy specialist.
The second level is prevention of the attacks. For this, there are steroidal sprays for allergic rhinitis and certain targeted medications. The steroid content is very minimal in sprays and long-term use will prevent attacks.
When you have an attack, you can use an antihistamine (like Cetzine) for allergic rhinitis.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.