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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Kindly go through my attached report and guide me with my health problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having bronchial asthma for the last seven to ten years. Currently, I am taking medications for it. I have on and off flare upside with recurrent cold infections for a year. I am taking oral steroids also for short period. I am taking Wysolone 10 mg once daily for five to seven days...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. Hope you are not in much discomfort. The chest x-ray is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the small dots are perihilar blood vessels and they are not an abnormality. As you are an asthma patient and in the COVID situat...  Read Full »

Why does allergic rhinitis cause a ringing sensation in the ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I have allergy issues for the last 15 to 16 years that started from allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma. Currently, I am on medications for asthma and sacroiliitis. For the previous two months, I was having some issues and flare-ups. I had blood tests today to check whether I was a...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for the symptoms you are having is severe allergic rhinitis with associated sinusitis. Before we go to the treatment, I will try to explain the cascade of events in a simple manner below, even though it is not as simple as it looks. Exposu...  Read Full »

Will deviated nasal septum cause nosebleeds?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nosebleed once every two months. My nose appears crooked, and I get stuffy with a crust that I pick. I have had issues with post nasal drip for a few years. I have attached images for your reference. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The basal view of your nose does not show much of a deformity (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). However, I can say that the tip is broad. The nostrils are narrow. Does it cause a lot of crusting? We need to check the nasal valve area. Is there ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of allergic rhinitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having too much nasal congestion recently. And for the past three days now, I cannot get more than five to six hours of sleep due to my congestion. About five days ago, I had taken Afrin just once (twice in each nostril). While Afrin cleared me up and helped me sleep that nig...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your concern, you will not get rebound congestion after using it once. You do not have to worry. You can use it three times a day for seven days. You can also use it along with Fluticasone. As per your history, it seems you are suffering from allergic rhinitis. I...  Read Full »

What are the treatment modalities for allergic rhinitis with bronchial asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diagnosed with allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma for the past seven years. I recently visited my doctor. He prescribed Rhinoset Nasal Spray (night), Formoflo 100 mcg (twice a day), and Levomer 5 mg tablet (night). I have a cold now, and I am struggling a little to breathe. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Of course, you can take other medicines to improve your condition. Can you share (if you have) your old reports? Have you ever done an allergy test? Do you have eosinophilia? I need to see these things. Please revert with the details so that I can guide you further. Th...  Read Full »

Can nasal sprays and medications help with my itching and soreness in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I took hot steam inhalation directly from the stove without switching it off thrice daily for a month. I used Karvol plus, turmeric, and Zinda tilismath for steam inhalation. Can I have a chance of developing throat or lung cancer or any other type of cancer due to this process of steam ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have allergic rhinitis. It occurs due to a hyper response to certain material such as dust. It presents with bouts of sneezing that occur more at a specific time in a day. Apart from dust, there are many other materials that can cause allergic rhinitis. The affected...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to get a COVID vaccination while taking Montek LC and mild elevation in BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I measured my BP, and it is around 130/90 in different readings. I am a bit anxious these days, so not sure if the raise is because of that. I am due for my COVID vaccination tomorrow. Also, I have allergic rhinitis for the last four years and taking Montek LC as and when there are aller...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mild elevated BP (blood pressure) of 130/90 might be because of anxiety, as you mention. This range of BP is not contraindicated for COVID vaccination. Is your allergic rhinitis controlled with Montek LC (Montelukast with Levocetirizine)? Do you have any sympto...  Read Full »

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 »

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