Q. I have a runny nose, and I sneeze every day. Please suggest some effective medications.

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Dr. Sandhya
and medically reviewed by Dr. Lochana
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 05, 2020

Hello, I have running nose and sneezing almost everyday as soon as I get up. It sometimes decreases after a while and at other times continues for a few hours. Although I have this from many years, of late the frequency has increased. I used to take Cetrizine earlier. But my doctor has prescribed Ebast recently. I also take Duonase spray at night, which is very effective only on the next day.

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Hello. Welcome to icliniq. As you already might be aware of, it is allergic rhinitis. Most people suffer from it due to an allergen, known or unknown. In case you know what you are allergic to, please avoid the allergen. In case you don't know, it must be the atmospheric pollutants , especially confined to your house or allergic reaction due to the circulating air due to usage of ceiling fans or table fans. As of now, 1. Make sure you changes your bedsheets and pillow cases often 2. Clean your blanket and have it air fried under the sun 3. Air dry your mattress as well under the sun 4. Try to clean your room and house including the cabinets with wet mop or wet cloth. Do not use a brush to clean as the dust particles will remain in the air. 5. While cleaning make sure you put on a mask 6. Please continue duonase as it is really effective. 7. Start. Tab. Levocetirizine + montelukast twice daily after food for 2 weeks and then may reduce it gradually to once a day ( at night one hour before going to bed )for the next two weeks. For some people it might be slightly sedative although levocetirizine is considered non sedative. So be careful so as to not go out for a drive after taking the tablet. 8.Avoid any forms of possible allergens. Kindly follow-up after 2 weeks and do update me about your progress. Thank you. Stay happy, healthy and safe


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