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 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 »

Is surgery necessary for DNS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have allergic rhinitis problem for the last two years. I have taken ayurveda and homeopathic treatment. It has improved, but not completely. I have DNS. Do I need surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. DNS (deviated nasal septum) and allergies are two different things. Only if you have symptoms of nose block and headache, then surgery for DNS will be helpful. For allergic rhinitis, you should start nasal spray having decongestant and steroid combination, and that will h...  Read Full »

I am facing too much cold. Kindly suggest medicines to withstand the cold.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing too much cold (almost every day), whereas during my last four-year stay in the previous place, even for a single day, I never had a cold. All medicine like Avil, Sinarest, Citragin, etc. failed and almost all home remedies also. Please suggest to me which medicine will giv...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the symptoms detailed, you have allergic rhinitis. Do you have a history of sinusitis? Sinus tenderness which can be elicited by applying pressure over your head, on cheek bones? Do you have congestion or blocked nose? Well the main cause of allergic rhinitis is...  Read Full »

Is Flonase safe to use every day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I am allergic to pollen and I seem to get allergic reactions randomly even outside the allergy season. Ever since I started taking Flonase, it has completely eliminated all symptoms. Is this safe? Can I take it every day for the rest of my life? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing allergic rhinitis. Your allergies due to pollen might be seasonal. Did you try tapering it off when the weather changes? The best step would be to determine your allergens. I would suggest patch test first to eliminate potential environmental alle...  Read Full »

Kindly view my attachments and advice whether I need a tonsillectomy.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly view my attachments and advice whether I need a tonsillectomy.  Read Full »


Dr. Surabhi Chopra

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the pictures you have provided as an attachment, it seems you have rhinitis with a sore throat and a bad cough. To answer your question, I will request you to please provide me with the following details for better accuracy. 1) Age, 2) Symptoms in detail, 3) ...  Read Full »

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 »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

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 »

Kindly advise treatment for allergic rhinitis.

Query: Hello doctor,I have allergic rhinitis. My eyes are itching, sneezing, I have runny nose, and hives. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If possible kindly send photo of the wheals you are getting. Also, I would need to know how frequently you get them. Meanwhile, you can use the following medicine to help you with these symptoms. Levocetirizine 5mg, Montelukast 10 mg twice ...  Read Full »

What is Montair LC Kid used for?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years and seven months old. She is a healthy kid. After two and a half years, we observed that she repeatedly catches a cold and cough. The cold lasts for more than two weeks followed by a cough. Her under eye becomes dark. She breathes with her mouth and keeps her...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like a case of hyper reactive airway disease. You will need to use the Budecort inhaler (Budesonide) continuously and observe. The Asthalin inhaler (Salbutamol) will need to be given if there is a cough or cold for a week. Continue Montair LC Kid (Monteluka...  Read Full »

Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel as if there is something stuck or moving in my throat around the back of the mouth to the Adam's apple. It has been bothering me for a few days. There is no pain associated with it, just the feeling as if something is moving up and down my throat. It goes down if I swallow, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Family Physician, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A foreign body sensation or a feeling of something stuck in the throat is a very common complaint. There are so many causes like acid reflux, pharyngitis and allergic rhinitis that could cause the feeling. I suggest: You take tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg on an ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a way to discontinue Montair-LC.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. When I was 5 years old, I had pneumonia. At that time I was fully cured. Now, I am suffering from cough, cold and sneezing for so many days. My doctor recommended many medicines along with Montair-LC. Everything is fine now, but the problem is that I have t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history. It appears that you have allergic rhinitis, asthma or bronchitis. It would be of help to know what other medications you are taking. Are you using any inhalers? I would not suggest discontinuing Montair-LC (combination of M...  Read Full »

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