Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is an allergic response to allergens causing sneezing, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, itchy and watery eyes, headaches, hives, and eczema. The most common allergen causing this is pollen. Antihistamines and decongestants are used to treat allergic rhinitis.
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I am allergic to cold air. Is there any special mask or medication that helps to stay in cold air?
Query: Hello doctor,I have cold air allergy problem. I cannot stay in an AC environment, like airport, theaters, restaurant, buses, even if I cover my mouth and ear. If I wait for a few hours, I get a cough and feel unwell. If I stay more, then I get a headache. I have been taking medicines which includes ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do precisely your symptoms are? Do you have any nasal problem or breathing trouble, any wheezing? Do you get the same sign when you get exposed to smoke or dust? Since when are you having the symptoms. Have you taken any inhalers and if so have you found relief... Read Full »
My recurrent cough and sneeze do not go away even after Seretide oral spray. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I would like to consult about my recurring mild cough during night time, and sneeze and runny nose in the morning that usually go away before lunchtime. I recently consulted a pulmonary doctor due to a severe cough she gave me antibiotics, an anti-histamine in the... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please continue the antihistaminic. Preferably pair it up with the tablet Montelukast. Take the medicine at 6 PM in the evening. You need a steroidal nasal spray like Mometasone as well. Take an Albuterol inhaler SOS and a Budesonide inhaler twice daily for a week. Avoi... Read Full »
I have chronic cough and cold with high total IgE. What is the diagnosis?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I am having chronic idiopathic pancreatitis. I am regularly on Agna 25000 three times, and Cretox CP three times a day.My problem are cold and cough for two years approximately. Almost four to five days a week. Even sleeping under the fan my nose gets blocked i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. I understand that you have these complaints for a few years. It most probably is a manifestation of allergic rhinitis. The total IgE in serum is just an indication of the allergy status at the time of taking the blood sample. It is not very... Read Full »
I am a 20-year-old girl who suffers from a cold and sneezes daily in the morning, especially during winter mornings?. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old girl suffering from a cold and sneezing daily in the morning especially, in the winter season, and mostly if I wake up at night also. What could be the reason? Is it permanently curable? Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you take Metaspray (Mometasone furoate) 0.05 %, Benzalkonium chloride 0.01 %, and Phenylethyl alcohol 0.25 % nasal spray, one puff in each nasal cavity twice daily for four weeks. Take a tablet of Allegra ... Read Full »
What should I do to help my daughter with her allergic rhinitis and itching?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been suffering from allergic rhinitis for the last few years. It is common during the winter season to cold and cough. In the summer also the same problem persists. She is on tablet Montek LC (a combination of Montelukast and Levocetirizine). If she discontinues this ev... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pictures you uploaded are not clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Anyways it looks like some allergy. Give her anti-histaminic syrup, Atarax (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride) 1.5 teaspoon twice daily for three days, and apply Lacto Calamine lotion o... Read Full »
What is reactive airway disease and how is it treated?
Query: Hi doctor,I have had a bit of a cough for several days already, but I do not have yellowish phlegm; instead, clear one. The smoke of a cigarette always triggers my cough or if someone near me is smoking. Also, I think my cough is caused by too much heat in terms of weather which brings specks of dus... Read Full »
Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know few more details so that I can help you with your problem. How long has this been going on? I assume it has been there for quite some time because you can identify the triggers of your cough. You also mentioned that your cough occurs at night. Do you snee... Read Full »
What can be the cause of wheezing with dry cough?
Query: Hi doctor, My 8-year-old daughter had an allergy then it got worst. She began to cough with phlegm, which resolved with Mucosolvan, but she got wheezing and a dry cough and had difficulty breathing that exacerbates during the night. Still, she is fine during the day with occasional coughing. She ex... Read Full »
Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have shared with me, I think your daughter has uncontrolled bronchial asthma. May I ask if she has a history of any allergy to food or medication? Does she sneeze a lot or have a running nose? Was she ever diagnosed with allergic rhinitis? For now, I sugg... Read Full »
How to get rid of symptoms due to allergic rhinitis?
Query: Hello doctor,My symptoms are watery eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, and runny nose with transparent fluid coming out of my nose. It gets worse when I have something from the refrigerator but I am sure it is not common cold. What other doctors diagnosed was that I have got allergic rhinitis. I feel fin... Read Full »
Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned are allergic rhinitis. But it is just not sneezing and watering of eyes. It causes major complications in your body starting from sinusitis to asthma which becomes permanent in your life. We have to curb it in its initial stages. First, c... Read Full »
How can I stop sneezing in the morning with stuffy nose?
Query: Hello doctor, At night time while sleeping, the nasal passage of mine gets blocked. This results in the stuffy nose in the morning once I get up in the morning and I had to continuously sneeze for a long time in the morning hours. Whenever I take Cetrizine, or Levocetirizine, or L-Montas tablets at... Read Full »
Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your symptoms of nasal congestion and sneezing you are likely to be suffering from allergic rhinitis. One thing that is of prime importance is the avoidance of allergens. Then there is also the role of steroids. Since you are diabetic, systemic steroids are be... Read Full »
What could be the reason for itchy throat, nose and eyes with breathing difficulty?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an allergic itchy nose and throat and sneezing all the time, itchy eyes and coughing with a different sound. And also sometimes I have difficulties with breathing and I keep having itching throat. I went to the doctors they always give me medication that does not stop the alle... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nasal congestion, running nose, itching of the nose, watering of eyes, sneezing, etc are classic symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Added to this breathing trouble, wheezing, and mucus production in lower airways are signs of asthma which signifies allergies of deeper air... Read Full »