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Old 06-03-2010, 11:23 PM   #1
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Post tonsillectomy allergies?

Okay so I had my tonsils taken out exactly a month ago today. I had a very fast and easy recovery, but something I have noticed within the last 3 weeks is that my allergies seem to be worse than ever! I don't know if it's just coincidence and there's a lot of pollen in the air or something, but I am just sneezing like crazy. I also have 2 cats. Is it possible that my tonsils somehow blocked some of the whatevers that would have caused allergies and now that they're gone I'm allergic to something in this house (maybe the cats)? Is this a stretch?

 
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Re: Post tonsillectomy allergies?

It could be your tonsils were trapping allergens, though they usually enter through the nose and bother it before even getting to tonsils. It could also be that in some parts of the country, this is the worst allergy season in living memory.

Do you know what you're allergic to? Perhaps you should check recent pollen counts for your area. If it continues and is significantly annoying, you can talk to an allergist to get tested and identify your allergies.

Meanwhile, wash your sheets in hot water, keep your windows closed, and keep kitty out of your bedroom.

At what time of day is it the worst? Does it seem to be indoor or outdoor?

 
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