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 allergy. I do not know what to do?
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 tracts. These two constitute the presentations of the hyper-reactive airway. It is also termed airway hyperresponsiveness. The best way to treat allergies is to find the offending agent or what we call the allergen. Once that is done we can give small subclinical doses of allergen into your body to make you immune to the allergen. This is called immunotherapy.
Before we subject you to immunotherapy we first want you to take a skin prick test. Various common allergens in your area are injected in small doses into the skin intra serially and a response is noted. Positive response to allergens noted. Specific immunoglobulin E produced against these allergens is measured in the blood by tests. After quantifying immunotherapy is started. Any other form of treatment is only symptomatic. Only immunotherapy can give you lasting relief from allergies.
If however, you require immediate temporary relief from allergy, you may take the symptomatic treatment which usually consists of a short course of steroids, intra-nasal steroid sprays, antihistaminic and Leukotriene inhibitors. These drugs are prescribed by the medical practitioner and if you require those kindly revert back to me. I will be happy to help you with the drugs and their correct dosage and how to take them. I must also say avoidance of allergens plays a great role in keeping allergies at bay.
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