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I have year round allergies and really bad post nasal drip. I have been diagnosed with a deviated septum and chronic sinusitus. When I get bad post nasal drip i used to vomit, but now i usually get diahhrea from it. Can that be what has caused me to have an ulcer, esophogitis, and gastritis? I had a partial throidectomomy in 2000, which is when my allergies started. I also have been tested for allergies through bloodwork, and they were negative for everything. So i dont know how to control the allergies and if that will control the stomach problems. I drive for a living, so taking decongestants space me out, although for part of the day i usually am in the office, so i dont have to drive forabout 5 hrs.


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replied May 11th, 2010
Allergies Answer A11970
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know how to control allergies.

Allergies are responses of the human body to the allergens that are found in food, medications and the environment. Allergies may be presented as small red changes of the skin or urticaria, as sneezing, nasal blockage, nasal discharge, epiphora (excessive production of tears), breathing problems (shortness of breath), facial or laryngeal edema (which is the most urgent and fatal condition). Heartburn is a symptom that indicates gastric issues and is not connected with allergies. The appearance of the heartburn symptom is due to hyperproduction of hydrochloric acid in the stomach which appears due to psycological stress, smoking and consuming alcohol. Both allergies and heartburn can be treated with inhibitors of the H1 and H2 receptors (the first found in the skin and the second one found in the stomach).

Given the data that you describe, you may be experiencing heartburn and allergies. You may need to take inhibitors of the H1 receptor such as loratadine and cetirizine for treatment of allergies and inhibitors of the H2 receptors such as ranitidine and cimetidine
in treatment of heartburn. Avoid consuming acidic foods and chili, alcohol and avoid smoking to prevent hyperproduction of hydrochloric acid.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about treament of allergies, heartburn and gastritis.


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