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Uncontrollable sneezing every few days

Hey guys!  So from around the age of 15 I started having sneezing attacks which last about a day and a half.  I sneeze, my nose gets all blocked and stuffy, my arms hurt alot, my eyes get watery and after about a few hours I don't even manage to speak properly.  This happens every week or so,  there's no telling when.  It gets worse during season changed especially now but it happens throughout the year.

There's nothing new in the house which I can think of.  My doctor gave me heyfever medication and they do not effect me in any way.  Some suggested that since I started at round the age of 15, I might be allergic to my own facial hair.  But I think that's a long shot.

Any ideas?
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Get allergy testing.  Something is setting you off.  When I stopped drinking milk, which it turned out I was allergic to, all my symptoms like yours went away.  So you could try eliminating dairy from your diet.  Milk allergy is very common.  
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obviously SOMETHING DID CHANGE; for instance, if nothing else then , month, (time of year) possible allergans outside (seasonal) etc.

as to milk, good enough idea but start with all foods except; U PIC
so example try only water (TAP) boiled chicken or tuna fish (albacore in water)
. .  or pasta only

also; close all windows in home and car and WASH all bedding clothes to wear
SHOWER 2 x daily with water only

at this same time go ahead with dr med for hayfever

so what u r going to do is FLUSH your system and see if your problems don't disappear

if so; then add all your food back and if still gone u pretty much have your answer and it would be environmental and if seasonal u can ask dr for a kenalog shot which takes a wk to be effective and lasts 4 months (seasonal)  OR u can do allergy shots and they will help with any allergies even if u only go for a short time and quit

another med u could ask dr about is Singulair   (often helpful or Claritan for non Rx)

good luck
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

In allergic rhinitis, the symptoms are similar to a common cold, but they are usually more persistent and show seasonal variation. The individual responds to an allergen, which can be in many forms like dust and household mites. It appears that you are suffering from such a phenomenon.

You can tackle this problem in the following ways: Prevention and Therapy during attacks.
For prevention: Try to maintain an allergen-free environment. Substitute all synthetic and cool materials with cotton ones. Remove all dust-collecting household articles like carpets, bedspreads etc. Alternatively an allergy specialist may try to identify the offending allergen and try to desensitize you.

Using low dose steroidal nasal sprays are very effective. The steroid in the spray is very low and acts only locally. Two puffs in each nostril two times a days for about a month. The effect starts only after 2weeks of therapy.

Once an attack has occurred, the antihistamines like chlopheneramine, lovatidine are effective. Nasal decongestant drops too relieve congestion.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.

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I have these symptoms as well... heavy sneezing and runny nose for 1 whole day, every 8 days - exactly.  This has been happening for about a month, since I moved to a new country in the tropics.  I feel that it must be caused by something in the environment, but then I'm wondering why it isn't is occurring every day??   I find that a strong garlic and ginger tea eases symptoms in the short-term and I drink a hot lemon and honey drink in the evening but I still get sneezing fits.

Where do you live Robson?  I would think it would be impossible to be allergic to your own facial hair.  More likely to be environmental, but so strange that it's every week or so!

I know a homeopathist who says they have a remedy for things that occur every 7 days so I might give that a go and see what happens...

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