I have had asthma and allergies my whole life, however no matter what I take it seems like every time it rains I start sneezing like crazy. Regardless of whether I'm outside, inside, in the car it always starts when it's either about to or has already started raining. They're not my regular little sneezes they are crazy rough sneezes to the point where if I'm driving I have to pull over or my nose is literally a faucet and I need to stop and wipe both tears and snot off of my face. I don't understand why it only happens when it rains. I am on Allegra (or store brand fexofenadine) because Claritin or loratadine does not work on my normal day to day allergies. Any suggestions as to why this happens and what I could to to help it?
The sneezing, and nasal congestion could be due to vasomotor rhinitis, in which the symptoms occur in response to a trigger, like eating spicy food or going outside in the rain or cold. The primary treatment is simply avoiding the things that trigger your symptoms. It is often treated with a drying nasal spray (like Atrovent) and antihistamines like chlopheneramine and lovatidine are effective. Nasal decongestant drops too relieve congestion. So, along with the antihistamines, you can try nasal sprays. If symptoms worsen, please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
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.