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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Will deviated nasal septum cause severe nasal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from deadly sinus pain found with deviated septum. No medicine is working. Quality of life has got compromised. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. You are having a severe form of sinusitis which has probably happened secondary to allergic rhinitis. Before we jump to the treatment, I have tried to explain the cascade of events in a very simple manner below...  Read Full »

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

Query: I have vasomotor rhinitus. Certain times of the year I just go off and produce cups of mucus... Or when it gets really humid. if not taking my nose sprays it builds up so much I throw it up. I just call these mucus attacks. Question. When I wear a mask, I'm getting a lot more mucus attacks. Wh...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Sorry for the late reply. Yes vasomotor rhinitis can definelty increase when you wear a mask. The reasons are plently depending on the situation. If you happen to wear a disposable n95 mask which has completed its half life of approx 250 hrs, the mask starts becoming counter productive and ca...  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 f...  Read Full »


Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

ENT Otolaryngologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned are of 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 to your life. We have to curb it in its initial stages. Fi...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the persistent sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat since january, at first I thought it was COVID-19 and have been self-isolating for a month but no other symptoms have occured. It is nearly June and my sore throat still has not cleared.  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the symptoms what you are feeling? Any throat pain? Any cough? Any sputum production? Any nose block? Any chest pain? Any acid reflux? Any fever? Are you diabetic? Any post nasal drip? Send me a photograph of the inner side of your mouth showing post...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi Sir/Mam, am female @ the age of 23 and my weight is 55 for the height of 160 cm height, for the past one month i have suffering from severe cold(runny nose) and cough, i also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion,sore throat and shortness of breath too. Sometimes i can heard some sounds from my...  Read Full »


Dr. Balaji More

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Hope you are doing well. Do you smoke or have allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green, blood stained? Do you have fever or any associated complaints such as headache? Have you been taking any antibiotic? Which over the counter medicines have you been taking? You probably had common...  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 Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

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 prime importance is avoidance of allergens. Then there is also the role of steroids. Since you are diabetic, systemic steroids are better ...  Read Full »

Is my throat swollen due to pine tree pollen?

Query: Hello doctor, The symptoms I have are bad cold or strep throat, itchy eyes and throat but no cough. I do not have tonsils, but seems like there is a whitish puffiness on one side of my throat. It started five days ago and it has been getting mildly worse since then. I have been loading up on f...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have told that the symptoms started only after exposure to pine pollens, it is most likely that you are suffering from allergic rhinitis (seasonal). It usually presents with the typical symptoms as in your case. The best way is to prevent the exposure and stay a...  Read Full »

Can a chronic sinus infection cause stuffy nose and headaches?

Query: I think I may have chronic sinus infection. It started 4 months ago, one morning I woke up and blow up my nose with yellow/greenish mucus and blood. I was having it only in the morning. I didnt had any other symptoms except feeling tired. I took advil sinus and used seawater nasal spray. It lasted c...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Looks like your having a chronic allergic problem out there. Now there are certain things which have to be understood in detail. 1. Allergic rhinitis is an immune complex issue which is innately present and starts showing symptoms at one particular age. It basically is a hyper responsiveness t...  Read Full »

How to treat sinus issue with runny nose, throat pain and sneezing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. I have sinus issues like night time colorless running nose for about one to two hours. I also have throat pain and sneezing. Problem increases if I have milk or cold food.  Read Full »


Dr. Rohan S. Navelkar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To start with if you have throat pain with fever and cough or weakness in the body, please consider going to a Coronavirus OPD to get tested. Considering the present times, it is possible. Now assuming that you do not have the above symptoms, it is very likely that ...  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 severe cough she gave me antibiotics, anti-histamine in the morn...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please continue the antihistaminic. Preferably pair it up with Montelukast. Take the medicine at 6 PM in the evening. You need a steroidal nasal spray like Mometasone as well. Take Albuterol inhaler SOS and a Budesonide inhaler twice daily for a week. Avoid exposure to ...  Read Full »

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