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Allergy

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Posted by: Grant | 2019/05/05

Q.

What could I be allergic to, watery eyes and chronic occipital headaches?

Final cataract surgery approx 2 years ago.This condition has been ongoing for approx 2 years! Eyes water profusely throughout day, have tried all forms of over the counter drops and Flucon that only brings mild relief. Chronic occipital headaches that can last up to a day and are relieved with strong over counter pain killers and application of heat. Headaches seem to abate when i leave off eating Albany brown bread!! I have 2 known allergies since I was a child, 'bee sting' and 'snake bite serum'. Bee sting has become worse over the years and I am now 57 years old. I have been for MRI's etc nothing found and cortisone had little or no positive effect! One last comment, using Flo mist nasal spray seemed to worsen the occipital condition. Please could you assist me, I have been to my own physician numerous times about these conditions to no avail!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Allergy expert
- 2019/05/23

It's difficult to make a full assessment as you have a variety of symptoms. The fact the cortisone has no beneficial effect, makes an allergic condition less likely to be implicated. The normal MRI scan of the sinuses makes chronic rhino sinusitis less likely as well.  Albany brown bread specifically isn't a common trigger for headaches, but if you have Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) pathology this may be implicated.  Bee venom allergy would not be a contributory factor.

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