Dust allergy is an allergic reaction produced against tiny bugs present in the house. The symptoms are hay fever, sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, itchy skin, postnasal drip, and runny nose. In some cases, wheezing and difficulty in breathing are observed. It gets triggered by dust mites, pollens, mold, and cockroaches. Taking antihistamine provides some relief.
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Have allergy problems. I always have runny nose or sore throat or excessive sneezing and coughing and cannot breathe normally.
Query: Hello, I have been having allergy problems for many years. I cannot breathe from my nose even if it is not blocked because I feel like I get less oxygen from my nose. I also have asthma and as the seasons change my allergies react. I always have running nose or sore throat or excessive sneezing and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your concern regarding cure of allergies. Unfortunately, allergy of the nose cannot be totally cured, but definitely can be prevented. I would recommend the following:1. Get an allergy skin test done; so as to identify the allergen. Avoiding the a... Read Full »
I have a dust allergy, sinusitis, sneezing, and a runny nose. How to overcome this?
Query: Hi doctor, I have sinusitis, an allergy to dust, heavy sneezing, and a runny nose from August to February every year. Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of allergic sinusitis or upper respiratory tract infection. You have an allergy to colds, as per history. For that, I suggest the following:Levocetirizine can be taken whenever congestion is present. It is advisable... Read Full »
I am allergic to dust, frequent post nasal drip, sneezing and cough. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have cough, sneezing, frequent postnasal drip, and have been allergic to dust for more than three years. I had taken tablet Montek-LC, Fluticasone nasal spray, and Azelastine nasal spray but no relief. I had taken nasal endoscopy, and it showed a mild deviation of the nasal septum, but ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I suggest to avoid allergen. And takeImmunotherapy (allergy vaccines) and medicines. I suggest taking the medicines which you have taken already: a steroid or antihistaminic nasal spray (Fluticasone is steroidal... Read Full »
Can Cetirizine be taken every day for an allergic cough?
Query: Hi doctor, I have cough, and the mucus is white. Every night I suffer from this kind of situation. I have background medical records, and the doctor said that I am allergic to dust and cold beverages. But I do not think that I am allergic to dust because I do not have any symptoms. Every night I ta... Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You probably have allergic pharyngitis. Avoid spicy oily and junk food altogether for a few days. Yes, dust can be one reason why your nose and throat might be creating a lot of phlegm. Sometimes even dust at home (as in when you vacuum or mop the floor or look into ol... Read Full »
My partner is allergic to dust and develops small itchy red rashes in her hands. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am writing to you in connection with my partner’s allergic reaction which happens when we are together. Basically, she is already allergic to dust and has had atopy on her right hand since she was a child (now she is 23 and I am 27), which is sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker but... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have described your partner's problem very nicely. She is suffering from chronic urticaria. Urticaria is an allergic reaction that takes the form of itchy red bumps on the skin as shown in your pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Name any... Read Full »
I have allergic cough and breathing problem. What is the best choice of medication?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. Since birth, I am suffering from dust allergy and eosinophils. When the seasons change I get suffers from cold and cough. I live in a city full of trees and dust too. Due to my cough, I get little breathing problems. Before three months, whenever I get these problem... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.From your query, it seems that you are allergic to dust and pollen grains. And as the second doctor rightly said, you are suffering from asthma and allergic rhinitis. Currently, you are on the right treatment. So continue Formoterol plus, and Fluticasone inhaler in pre... Read Full »
2-year-old kid gets cough and runny nose once in a couple of months. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My two-year-old son is coughing all the time and has a runny nose for the past three days. I am worried more because of the prevalence of swine flu. His immunity is not good. He gets a cough and runny nose every couple of months, and he does not eat properly. He does not eat food even if... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem. He may have allergic rhinitis. Please use the below medications. Use syrup Allegra 0.1 fluid ounce (Fexofenadine) two times a day for five days and after five days, give him one teaspoon daily at night for another ten days. Also, give t... Read Full »
I have a constant runny nose for three years. How to get cured?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a constant runny and congested nose for three years. After years of trying anything possible and seeing several doctors, I was finally diagnosed with a severe dust allergy, as well as asthma by last year. At that time I was pregnant, so I could not be prescribed any medication,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy and asthma belong to airway hyper-reactive disorders that are interrelated. The two are hypersensitivity reactions and are genetically determined. A permanent cure for allergy remained evasive for a long time, but now with the advent of immunotherapy, a treat... Read Full »
How do I know if I am allergic to a specific thing?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. My IgE levels in the past two years were 1411 and 869.0 IU/mL respectively. Do I need to check now? Also, the absolute eosinophil counts were 800 and 240. My TSH was high and it got treated. I feel allergic to dust, eggplant (tongue itch), perfume, fragrance, etc.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you do have allergy tendencies in your body which are associated with asthma or allergic bronchitis and high IgE levels. Also you have associated skin issues like urticaria or atopic dermatitis which are all connected together. Well, the first line is usually... 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 the 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 in my e... Read Full »
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, howev... Read Full »