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doctor said its allergies

I get itchy watery, puffy eyes.I sneeze a lot. The doctor says its allergies and noticed that in the upper parts of my nose i am swollen. I also have been having some dry cracked skin on my upper lip and am not sure if this may be part of the allergy, but its there. does anyone here have the same thing or know what it is for sure. doc says its allergic rhinitis, but i thought that it should have stopped by now.
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Depending on what you're allergic to that is causing your symptoms, it could stick around for a while.  If it's season allergies to something outside, such as ragweed, the symptoms should dissipate as the weather changes and those allergens are elminated.  However, if the cause of your allergies is something in your home, such as dust, dust mites, perfumes, cleansers, etc., it'll be around a lot longer.  Determining what it is that you're allergic to would definitely help.

It's possible the dry lips is also due to the allergy - if you're nose is swollen, chances are you're breathing through your mouth more and that can defintely dry out your mouth, throat and lips.  Stay well hydrated and perhaps use a lip balm or moisturizer.

Did the doc give you any meds to try or have you tried any over the counter allergy meds?  If you haven't tried any, you may want to give them a try and see if they help.  Of course, check with your doctor first, especially if you are on any other meds.

I hope you feel better soon.
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it sounds a lot like allergies, but only a doc will be able to tell you for sure
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I don't know what gets me, I can be indoors at home or at work and go through an attack, the doctor told me to take the over the counter meds and that it should work just fine. I find that Zyrtec helps a lot but it makes me very drowsy but at least i can breathe. thanks for the advice.
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thank you for the advice, doctor did say it was allergies, but i was thinking that they should have been gone  by now, and maybe it was developing into a cold.
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My allergist immunologist recommends neil med sinus rinse (same people who make the neti pot) and it helps a ton. You can usually get it at any store.
http://www.neilmed.com/can/index.php

I hope this helps,
achilles2
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thanks will check it out .
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