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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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

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 »

Am I experiencing breathlessness due to a deviated nasal septum?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I have been experiencing breathlessness. It happens mostly when I am idle or lying down. I feel no discomfort while running. But, I feel like I am short of breathe when I sit idle. I am a 23 year old male. I am reasonably fit. I do not smoke, although I drink occasionally and mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, you experience breathlessness while being idle and not during exercise suggests an airway problem. Supportive to this, you also suffer from a deviated nasal septum, which may cause nasal obstruction and that may sometimes cause breathlessness. Pat...  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

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 »

I have allergic cough and breathing problem. What is the best choice of medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. From birth, I am suffering from dust allergy, eosinophils. When the seasons change I get suffers from cold and cough. I live in a city full of tress and dust too. Due to cough, I get little breathing problems. Before three months, whenever I get these problems wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query, it seems that you are allergic to dusts and pollen grains. And as the second doctor rightly said, you are suffering from asthma and allergic rhinitis. Currently, you are on right treatment. So continue Formoterol plus, and Fluticasone inhaler in pre...  Read Full »

Why is there a painful white scab in nostril and green mucus while coughing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a white scab on the inside of my right nostril. It has been there for over a week now. It is very irritating and it hurts when I touch it. I am coughing up alot of green mucus. I was given Amoxicillin for pharyngitis a week ago and thought that would have killed any bacteria th...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per what you say, you have a white scab in your nose. It can be due to viral or allergic rhinitis. You have taken Amoxicillin for pharyngitis. So no need to take any antibiotics now. Just clean your nose with salt water 2 to 3 times a day, the scab will get loosen...  Read Full »

Is it possible to cure my respiratory allergy and throat infection with some medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from nose block, throat pain, fever, occasional running nose, and headache. I am taking Nasaflo nasal spray and Fomtide inhaler two puffs every night. What is the drug of choice for the respiratory allergy and throat infection? Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it is obvious that you are suffering from allergic rhinitis and asthma. The current treatment you are taking is appropriate for controlling your asthma and nasal rhinitis. There is no any drug of choice for treatment of respiratory allergy. The st...  Read Full »

Is there an effective cure for nasal allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from allergy over 5 years. I have chronic sneeze every morning. I often have running nose all day and it causes headache. It ceases me from work. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said you suffer from nasal allergy and you have frequent running nose and sneezing, it is very clear that you are suffering from allergic rhinitis. Now, next thing in management is to find out the trigger factor of frequent attacks of sneezing. So, most commonl...  Read Full »

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