Allergic Sinusitis

Allergic sinusitis is an allergic reaction causing swelling of the lining of the hollow cavities of the skull (sinus). These swellings hinder the clearance of the bacteria from the cavities causing secondary infections. It leads to nasal discharge, headache, fever, dental pain, loss of smell, cough, nasal stuffiness, etc. Nasal endoscopy, CT scan, X-ray, MRI, etc., are used for the diagnosis of this. Home remedies like the saline solution used to lubricate nasal passages, steam inhalation, etc., give temporary relief. Medications like nasal spray allergy shots, etc., are some of the treatments for allergic sinusitis.

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What does elevated IgE level indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from cold for the last three years. I consulted an Ayurvedic doctor, and she advised me an allergy test and CBC, and the report was somewhat not good. My IgE result is 1157.00, and it should be below 64. Is there any serious problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query regarding your cold for three years. As you had asked about allergy, here I would like to say that allergic cold has three cardinal features (watery nasal discharge, bouts of sneezing, and nasal obstruction of both side nasal cavity). Seco...  Read Full »

Dust and perfume make me cough. How can I get better?

Query: Hello doctor, For many years, I am facing a sinusitis problem. When I catch the flu, it gets worse. This time, I caught the flu twice this month. The sinus got worse and I visited a doctor who prescribed me with a course of Fexet, Klaricid, and Ventek. He said that I need to take Ventek for three m...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sinusitis will not get relieved by Montelukast tablet alone. We will need to evaluate you. Sinusitis can be due to various factors such as genetics, anatomy, allergy, pollution, and much more. When there is chronic sinusitis, we investigate to find the cause and in...  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurrent and persistent headaches in my mother?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding the health of my 50-year-old mother, who is not keeping well for the past six months. She has been complaining of headaches for the past five to six months, which have been constant with heaviness around her forehead and the area between the eyes and the nose. We got...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinidhi Ravi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just went through your query regarding your mother's health. The complaints could be due to sinusitis. She will need further testing to confirm it. Until then, I suggest the following: Please start Furamist nasal spray (Fluticasone topical) once a day for...  Read Full »

I have runny nose and sneezing problems for more than a year now. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old, and I have been suffering from a runny nose and regular sneezing for the last one and a half years. Previously I consulted a doctor who prescribed me two medicines, a Celin R tablet and a Bilasure M tablet, for three months. But it does not work. So could you help me in...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for the symptoms you are having could be severe allergic rhinitis with associated sinusitis. Before we jump to the treatment, I have tried to explain the cascade of events in a very simple manner below, even though it is not as simple as it looks....  Read Full »

Kindly suggest me a better and effective medicine for cold.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from cold from the past two to three days. It includes sneezing, running nose, etc. The basic Cetirizine tablets never work for me. By the way, I do not have any chronic cold issues till now. It just pops up once in a while (once in three or four months) and I depend on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know few details regarding your symptoms. Do you have phlegm, which trickles down from your nasal cavity to throat or do you have a headache? This is to rule out sinusitis. Patients who suffer from sinusitis have recurrent episode of cold and stuffines...  Read Full »

My eyes were swollen and watery after I slept with the kerosene heater running all night. Which medicines would help me overcome this?

Query: Hello doctor,About a month ago, I slept with a kerosene heater running all night. When I woke up, my eyes were watery and swollen. The part above my eyes was sensitive. Everything on the left side of my face was sore. I could not feel anything on the right side. I have consulted five doctors, and th...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your suffering. Your symptoms are most likely due to lacrimal drainage obstruction (small canaliculi at the lower inner part of the eye, which is responsible for the drainage of the tears), which cause pain and swelling in the eyes. The othe...  Read Full »

I frequently have cold-like symptoms which are gone the next day. What is going on?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17 year old male. I have been having some problems, like: Sore throat. Nasal congestion. Pain in muscles. Clicking joints. The problem is today I could feel sick like I have a cold and tomorrow I can feel normal like nothing happened. All the symptoms go away within a day and com...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your symptoms, it seems like you suffer from post nasal drip frequently. It is commonly associated with sore throat and sinus congestion. When it occurs along with the symptoms you mentioned, it frequently points to allergies. For instance, recurrent exposure to...  Read Full »

My symptoms of chronic sinusitis are worsening even after undergoing endoscopic surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing chronic sinusitis for over six months now. The most prominent symptom is postnasal drip. I was diagnosed with allergies and secondary bacterial infection and had undergone endoscopic surgery a few weeks ago. Post-surgery, I was advised to take a five-day course ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most common reason for your symptoms is severe allergic rhinitis with associated sinusitis. Before I suggest the treatment, I will try to explain the cascade of events in a very simple manner below, even though it is not as simple as it looks. Exposure to dust o...  Read Full »

I have a blood-red throat, loss of appetite, and migraine. Should I be concerned about tonsillitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I feel drowsy and have a blood-red throat, loss of appetite, and migraine. Should I be concerned about tonsillitis?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi,Welcome to symptoms suggest tonsillitis (inflammation of tonsils) associated with pharyngitis and sinusitis (inflammation and infection of the pharynx and sinuses, respectively). It is an upper respiratory tract infection; hence, you lose appetite. The upper respiratory tract is ...  Read Full »

Why am I getting repeated episodes of sore throat, nasal obstruction, and pain?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I have been suffering from repeated episodes of a sore throat that includes nasal obstruction and pain in the throat. I was diagnosed by the treating doctor to have a DNS for left (on the basis of a CT scan) and now granular pharyngitis has been added. The f...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please share your CT scan reports here? If you have sinusitis, you will have a recurrent throat infection. Do you have symptoms of allergy like excessive sneezing, watering of eyes or itching of the throat? Do you have excessive acidity or do you smoke ...  Read Full »

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