Is this an allergy? or some sort of long lasting cold?

Over the last few months, I can't stop sneezing, and my nose won't stop running. my eyes have also been much more itchy and watery than usual (I have dry eyes, and the drops I have for that don't help), and I have also got a cough on and off. I feel slightly light headed and tired sometimes as well. Antihistamines haven't helped much the few times I've taken them (usually just after I've had a bout of sneezing, they help keep it off for a while but never stop it for longer than an hour), and I've kept a list of what seems to set me off, most of the time it's either dust or plants. Does this sound like an allergy? Or some sort of cold/bug that's just long lasting and won't go away?

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  • Do you he a constant runny nose ? This happened to me a few years ago and I had apparently suddenly become allergic to house dust ..lasted about a year and was on ani histamine and a nasal spray. Diagnosed with rhinasitis. Went as suddenly as it started

  • as I said in another post someone else asked a similar question.. it could be allergic rhinitis... which is basically all year long hayfever... could just be an allergy... ask your Dr.. he may prescribe nasal sprays which help me a lot... I also take Montelukast which helps too...

  • Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of tree pollen around. Apparently the nose and eyes are the most affected as they are in contact with the pollen. I have recently read that if you live in a town where there is a lot of traffic the particulates that are part of the diesel exhaust pollution, combine to make the effect worse. I have had similar symptoms plus breathing difficulties. Over the counter hay fever remedies appeared to do more harm than good. I have seen my GP and I am having a thorough investigation

  • Consider mold, dust mites and carpet beetles (some people can be really allergic more than others to the hairs off carpet beetles which can cause sneezing, wheezing and coughing as well as strange bites appearing on the body which is the reaction it causes), i'm allergic to mold and always have been and now i'm allergic to Carpet Beetles and maybe Dust Mites too, my eyes are always red especially when i wake up,. i wake up with a blocked no so i have to blow it and my eyes burn when i'm cleaning, it sucls.

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