This slideshow on taking on eye allergies has a lot of information on avoiding triggers as well as treatments, including eye drops and oral antihistamines and the pros and cons of each. Hope it helps!View Thread
It's possible that you are allergic to a new food that you have begun eating. You could try to stop eating that food for some time and see if the itching stops. Have you changed anything else in your life lately -- laundry detergents, soaps, etc? Or have you come into contact with any unusual plants? To get a definitive answer as to what is causing this reaction, you should see your doctor or an allergist for testing. He/She will hopefully be able to give you a diagnosis and treatment options to stop the itching. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Do you have an idea of what is causing your hives? Have you seen your doctor after your ER trip to determine what is causing your symptoms if you don't already have an idea? This information on hives may give you more idea about what kind you are experiencing and the best way to treat them (plus there is a section on when it may be time to speak with your doctor right away). Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Have you seen a doctor or dermatologist about your itching? He/She would be best able to diagnose what is going on and how to treat it. There are many different things that could be causing your itching. This article explains possible causes and treatment options to try. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Carpets are mentioned in a number of articles on allergies. This article about housecleaning tips to ease allergies suggests vacuuming at least once or twice a week and making sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter. It also says that "rugs and carpets can trap allergens. Having vinyl, tile, or hardwood floors reduces your exposure to triggers. Get smaller, washable rugs that you can toss into the laundry." You may want to speak with your allergy specialist to determine if replacing the carpeting in your home will help. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
"Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables."
The WebMD My Medicine tool can help you track medications you are taking and will alert you to any interactions you should be aware of. Speaking with his doctor or allergist would be best to determine if there are any interactions you should be aware of and to see if taking both of this medications is actually helpful or if only one is truly needed. Please let us know what you find!View Thread
Have you seen a doctor or allergist about your symptoms? He/She would be the person best able to help you get to the bottom of what is causing your red, itchy, watery eyes and stuffy nose. Do you have any pets that could be sitting on your bed that you may be allergic to? Do you use a laundry detergent or dryer sheets when you wash your bedding that you could be reacting to?View Thread