itchy nostril, constant sneezing

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   Posted 7/30/2014 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
So, searching to see if anyone has discovered a solution to the irritation in the nostril with sneezing problem. I'm slated to see an allergist, 3rd time in my life, shots did nothing before so I'm trying to avoid this appointment. Pricey, uncomfortable and time consuming. I've had the irritated "did a gnat fly up my nose" thing followed by constant sneezing, clear liquid pouring out of affected nostril, very lovely. It comes and goes, sometimes I'll have it several days in a row, goes away. I've gotten it at the beach, I started one night in a restaurant, I can find no rhyme or reason for a trigger. I've tried: netipot, current taking Flonase for about six-weeks, taking Rootology Breathe Free, even Afrin doesn't stop the sneezing. I don't do well with antihistamines, they just make me feel bad in a different way and don't help with the sneezing, anyhow. A recent trip to the ENT confirmed there are no polyps and although my septum is slightly deviated, doesn't seem to be a problem. I've had this constant problem for over a year but I will say, this summer it has gained momentum. I'm going to try acupuncture next. Thoughts? Anyone?

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   Posted 7/31/2014 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, nothappy.

So sorry you are having such misery. I have no idea what your problem could be. I've had no experience in this. We're just patients here, so we can't diagnose anyway.

I'm glad you are seeing an allergist. Hopefully he's a good one and will figure out what's going on. I suggest you get a copy of your records from the ENT to take with you. No use doing the same tests over again.

I tried acupuncture for something else and it was less than helpful. It hurt a lot, so much I had to insist some of the needles be taken out.

I'm not fond of neti pot because it only works by gravity. Personally I like the larger type squeeze bottles to wash with more pressure.

You might try keeping a journal to help with diagnosis, maybe find the "rhyme or reason." I keep a food journal with date, time, medicines, all foods and drinks. I put in any symptoms, headaches, upset stomach ... My allergist got me doing this for food intolerances, but it could be helpful for lots of conditions - seeing what happened just before the symptoms started. People with migraine headaches have to look back as far as a couple of days to find their triggers (often sulfites).

It's possible your sinuses are just draining. Mine often decide to let loose after my morning coffee warms and liquifies thick mucus. That's when I use the sinus wash. The maxillary sinuses drain upward, so if you lie down or bend over you can get a gush.

There are many types of antihistamines. You might write down all the brands and generic names you have tried and the side effects. It will help the allergist. I carry around a 3 page list of all meds, including generics. I have tried and side effects and the good effects too. I can't remember all the names. It's often helpful when a doctor wants to prescribe something I've already taken.

Best wishes!

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   Posted 8/4/2014 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Did a search the other day and found this. I am in misery as I am typing this. I also have chronic allergies and asthma and am on Nasonex, Zyrtec, Symicort and an inhaler for asthma for occasional use. I never realized it but I have this "tickle" (I am right-handed and it's my left side) for most of my life. I always just treated it like allergies but nothing really relieves it. I am on allergy shots now and most of the other symptoms are totally under control. But this tickle drives me insane! I just took 2 benedryl and then 2 more 30 minutes after. It seems to the be the only thing I have found so far to do ANYTHING. Sometimes when the benedryl wears off, it's gone and sometimes not. I do know that when I wake up and my nose is "crusted" inside and not raw or running that it doesn't do that. Mine starts in the morning usually but I have had attacks at night. I call them allergy explosions but no one really understands and I really believe it's something other than allergies. I broke my nose about 20 years ago but my allergist hasn't really told me I had a deviated septum. Hmmmm..

Just took some advil too. I am glad someone started a new thread about this. PLEASE update with any new info. At least I am not alone.
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