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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What is the reason for recurrent allergic cold episodes?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 16 years old and gets an allergic cold bout at least once a month. His symptoms during that time are an excessive running nose, frequent sneezing bouts, and nasal irritation. Please suggest the appropriate remedy for curing his allergy from the root and also for immediate re...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Give him Allegra M (Montelukast and Fexofenadine) tablet for a week in the evenings. This medicine is better than others as it produces the least sleep. This will help him read well. Keep away from dust, smoke, fumes, perfumes, mud, pollution, direct air-conditioning, e...  Read Full »

What could be done for the allergic reaction from drinking cold water or after going out in the rain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an allergic reaction whenever I drink cold water, go out in the rain, expose myself to the cold breeze, or take a cold water bath. I get relief with cetirizine.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from vasomotor rhinitis. It is slightly different from an allergic rhinitis. To be sure we need to get more details: Does the rhinitis get triggered when you inhale dusty and polluted air? Does it worsen when you go close to flowers and pollen?...  Read Full »

How to cure allergic rhinitis occurring for more than five years?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male, suffering from allergy for past 6 years. I am facing this problem more in winter. Early morning, I will get 10 sneezes continuously. If I take cold foods, I will have running nose throughout the day and severe sneezing. Also I have itching and watering of eyes. C...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My diagnosis of your condition based on the information you have provided is allergic rhinitis. However, to confirm the same I want you to do two investigations namely serum IgE and absolute eosinophil count. Both are blood investigations. Allergy is not curable, how...  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

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 »

Are nasal block and and continuous sneezing symptoms of allergic rhinits or nasal poyp?

Query: Hello doctor, My nose is blocked partly, one side is opened and the other side is blocked. It has been a long time like more than 10 years. When I consulted a doctor before they concluded that it is allergic rhinitis. I sneeze multiple times in one shot, like three to four times. When I consulted ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let us look at your problems in a systematic way. Nose block on and off and on different sides each time sounds more like a rhinitis problem. If it were deviated nasal septum then the block will be predominantly on one side. Such a block will not be that easily relie...  Read Full »

How to to treat my son who has frequent bleeding from nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eight years old boy and he is having on and off bleeding from the nose. When I looked inside the nose, I can see a polyp in the right nose. It is blocking up the nasal passage and there is a small one in the left nose. I need some advice. How to proceed further? Please suggest. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the sent picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The polyp like structure present in the right nostril is the inferior turbinate of the right side. It is a normal structure and it appears blue due to bleeding or allergies. In an eig...  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

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 »

I have chronic cough and cold with high total IgE. What is the diagnosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I am having chronic idiopathic pancreatitis. I am regularly on Agna 25000 three times, Cretox CP three times a day. My problem are cold and cough for two years approximately. Almost four to five days a week. Even sleeping under the fan my nose gets blocked i...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. I understand that you have these complaints for a few years. It most probably is a manifestation of allergic rhinitis. The total IgE in serum is just an indication of the allergy status at the time of taking the blood sample. It is not ver...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for itchy throat, nose and eyes with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, 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 alle...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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, mucus production in lower airways are signs of asthma which signifies allergies of deeper air t...  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

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 »

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