Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies occur in people allergic to pollens and molds. It is also known as hay fever that occurs during certain periods of a year whenever plants release their pollens into the air and are more common during the summer season. It is characterized by itchy eyes, nose, throat, ears, runny or stuffy nose, excessive tearing, etc.

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I have had a seasonal allergy since childhood, which causes tightness in my throat. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an old prescription from my doctor, which I have not renewed yet. I have 5 mg Levocetirizine (Xyzall) and Singulair (Montelukast) 5 mg. My question is whether the 5 mg is the correct dosage for an adult regarding seasonal allergies, as my pharmacist has told me that this is a chi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Seasonal hay fever allergies can cause tightness of the throat and sometimes even the chest. The correct dosage of montelukast sodium is 10 mg for an adult. The correct dosage of Levocetirizine hydrochloride is 5 mg for an adult. The dosage of plain cetirizine for an adu...  Read Full »

Can a severe cough in the morning in my child indicate an allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 years and 8 months old. He has a severe cough nowadays, especially in the morning. I am currently giving him Levolin syrup for his cough. Also, he vomits after a bout of a cough. He has a history of wheezing and was prescribed nebulizers by the doctor. I need to give him...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not unnecessarily start him on antibiotics. It is common in children of this age group to have a cough and cold on and off, due to seasonal variations. He will overcome it as he grows old. Do not start antibiotics unless the cough is associated with fever. Continu...  Read Full »

Please provide some details about the Cromotop inhaler.

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, suffers from seasonal allergy during spring and autumn months. He has to take Levolin inhaler several times a day and Budecort inhaler as well during the period. Sometimes, he also has to take Montair tablets. I heard about inhaler Cromotop 2 mg, which preve...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is suffering from seasonal allergies, and he needs to take inhaler. You can take Budecort without worry for a short term. One thing you always remember that after taking each puff make sure your son rinse his mouth properly to avoid fungal infection. Before you ...  Read Full »

How to manage cold, runny nose, and watery eyes due to weather changes?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three and a half years old. He is prone to change in weather and he gets affected with cold, running nose, and eyes often. Sometimes, he gets a sore throat which means that he gets hoarseness in his voice. He is not having a fever. While having running eyes and nose, I give him...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the description, he seems to have hyperactive airway disease. You can start giving a course of tablet Montair 4 mg (Montelukast) one tablet daily at 8 pm for six months and observe the changes in the frequency of the symptoms. While having an acute episode of cou...  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 »

Are my daughter's medicines prescribed for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 year 3 months old. Once she had very bad wheezing and flicking due to wood smoke in the home. Later, I took her to hospital and the doctor kept her in observation. He gave her Levolin for every 15 minutes for three cycles and Montelukast granules. After that, she started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your daughter seems to be having chemical pneumonitis or allergic bronchitis. At this point of time, we should not label her as having asthma. Allergic bronchitis will settle in two to three weeks and sometime, persist for a few months. Moreover, ...  Read Full »

Which anti-allergic eye drops can I use for seasonal allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from seasonal allergy every year. It starts from the month of August till December for the past 15 years. When the season changes, I get running nose, excessive sneezing and itchy watery eyes. I also have an intolerable itching in the eyelids and in the corners of the eye. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The allergic eye can be treated with eye drops such as Olopatadine once a day or twice if severe. This can be used for a long term relief. For an acute exacerbation, use Loteprednol eye drops two hours or as frequently as required when you have an itch. If it is a very se...  Read Full »

I do not feel well when the season changes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing problem whenever there is a season change. I tend to lose my appetite and I cannot eat much. If I try to eat then I feel like vomiting. My weakness also increases during that time. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you are suffering from seasonal allergies and most likely a seasonal fruit allergy that you are using in a particular season. It would be nice to know exactly in which season you are having these issues. I would suggest watching your food and maintainin...  Read Full »

Is Flonase safe to use every day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I am allergic to pollen and I seem to get allergic reactions randomly even outside the allergy season. Ever since I started taking Flonase, it has completely eliminated all symptoms. Is this safe? Can I take it every day for the rest of my life? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing allergic rhinitis. Your allergies due to pollen might be seasonal. Did you try tapering it off when the weather changes? The best step would be to determine your allergens. I would suggest patch test first to eliminate potential environmental alle...  Read Full »

I live in high altitude and I feel itching around my mouth in monsoon. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I live at high altitude 7000’ with mostly dry climate except during the monsoon, before this monsoon kicked I felt itching around and near my lips and mouth and later that day the skin darkened. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and here is my opinion. Itching and darkening of the skin around the mouth can be due to varied reasons like allergies, dermatitis, extremely dry, and cold weather. In your case, it is likely the last reason. I would advise you to use a g...  Read Full »

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