Allergic Rhinitis

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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What is reactive airway disease and how is it treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have 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 dust ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Allergy Specialist

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 ...  Read Full »

Does wearing a mask result in more mucus attacks in vasomotor rhinitis patients?

Query: Hi doctor,I have vasomotor rhinitus. At certain times of the year, I just go off and get cups of mucus or when it gets really humid. And if I do not take my nose sprays, it builds up so much that I throw it up. I just call these mucus attacks. The question is, when I wear a mask, I am getting a lot ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, vasomotor rhinitis can definitely increase when you wear a mask. The reasons are plenty depending on the situation. If you happen to wear a disposable n95 mask that has completed its half-life of approx 250 hours, the mask starts becoming counterproductive and can...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe cold, cough, and chest tightness for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I am 55 kgs by weight for the height of 160 cm height. For the past month, I have suffered from a severe cold (runny nose) and cough. I also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion, sore throat, and shortness of breath too. Sometimes I can hear some sounds f...  Read Full »


Dr. Balaji More

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you smoke or have an allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green or blood-stained? Do you have a fever or any associated complaints such as headaches? Have you been taking any antibiotics? Which over-the-counter medicines have you been taking? You probably h...  Read Full »

Can a chronic sinus infection cause stuffy nose and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I think that I may have a chronic sinus infection. Before four months, I wake up and blew my nose. I had a yellow or greenish mucus with blood in the morning. I did not have any other symptoms except tiredness. I took Advil and seawater nasal spray. It lasted for a couple of weeks. Aft...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a chronic allergic problem. Allergic rhinitis is an immune complex issue that is present innately and it starts to shows symptoms at a particular stage. It occurs when a foreign substance enters the nose. It causes a cascade of chemical events leading to na...  Read Full »

Will weight reduction help in controlling the habit of snoring?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know why one side of my palatopharyngeal arch seems larger than the other. I noticed this about two weeks ago. I had a tonsil stone on that side around a week ago. There is no pain. I suffer from airborne allergies and allergic rhinitis. I have a history of asthma. And I have t...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I carefully studied the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears that on one side, there is mild inflammation which makes it appear as though it is on a lower level compared to the other side. 1. Cetirizine 10 mg- one tablet daily fo...  Read Full »

Why do I get runny nose so often?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got cold because of the temperature changes at work. When it is so hot, we have all the fans and air conditioners on. And it is the third time already in four months. It starts with a runny nose for two days, and then I start coughing. Last time I had a temperature of 37.2. And I...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. As you said you get frequent attacks of runny nose and now coughing suggest an allergic cause. So it can be asthma and allergic rhinitis due to dust allergy. Getting blood in sputum is common in allergic bronchitis. Spirometry test ...  Read Full »

Can I have symptoms of allergic rhinitis due to a small nasal spur?

Query: Hi doctor, Could a small nasal spur cause symptoms of allergic rhinitis? Does mine look like it? Do I need to remove it?   Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The only symptom that is present along with a deviated septum and allergic rhinitis is nasal blockage and sometimes there is a headache. This single film is not enough to describe the position of the nasal septum. According to this single film, (attachment removed to pr...  Read Full »

Will a prolonged nose block suspective of sinus problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem of nose block for the past one month and I suspect this as sinus. I have done a CT scan. Please advise on treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Nageswara Rao

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have allergic rhinitis along with a benign nasal polyp which is usually seen in patients with prolonged allergic rhinitis. You have also sinusitis associated with it. Polyps are usually removed surgically. I suggest taking Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic ac...  Read Full »

Are nasal block and and continuous sneezing symptoms of allergic rhinits or nasal poyp?

Query: Hello doctor, My nose is blocked partly, one side is opened and the other side is blocked. It has been a long time like more than 10 years. When I consulted a doctor before they concluded that it is allergic rhinitis. I sneeze multiple times in one shot, like three to four times. When I consulted ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let us look at your problems in a systematic way. Nose block on and off and on different sides each time sounds more like a rhinitis problem. If it were deviated nasal septum then the block will be predominantly on one side. Such a block will not be that easily relie...  Read Full »

Please suggest a permanent solution for frequent sneezing and runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30 years old. I have sneezing attack in the morning for the past nine years. Sometimes I have a running nose. I do not know when I have a runny nose. Is there any permanent solution? When I walk or work, I do not have a runny nose.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is called allergic rhinitis and it is caused due to some allergens such as dust or pollen. First of all, avoid these allergens. This is the permanent solution to manage this problem. Drink lukewarm water for few days. Take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once a d...  Read Full »

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