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dry cough, itchy eyes watery eyes, and aches and pains all

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dry cough, itchy eyes watery eyes, and aches and pains all over. Cough and eyes for three months and the bodya ches more recently. Allergies? Live in calgary alberta canada
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 6 years ago.
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These symptoms are typical of an allergy. More specifically allergic rhinitis or allergic rhinosinusitis.
The muscle aches and pains can be a component of an allergic attack.
The nasal spray can help with the congestion of the nose but does not help alleviating the symptoms of allergy altogether, moreover the nasal spray can not be used for a long period of time since this can cause dependence.
You need to use an anti allergic medication for this.
Cetrizine (OTC) twice daily is a good anti allergic.
You can use Xylometazoline nasal spray 2 puffs when required not more then 4 times a day and for 5 days at a stretch as well.
Steam inhalations five to six times a day, for the cough and the sore throat.
Lozenges with anesthetic properties are available at the pharmacies and can be used when required to soothe the throat and relief the pain.
You should also use an anti inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil or Brufen) 800 mg thrice daily for the aches and pains.
Try to identify the trigger of the allergy, it can be food, clothes, dust, chemical etc. Something that irritates your body in your environment.
You can contact an Immunologist or an Allergist available to you in the nearest hospital for steroid therapy or further anti allergic remedies which are prescription only, if the anti allergic mentioned above does not work.
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