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 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 »

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 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 face gets bloated with seasonal changes. How can I get this treated?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an issue. Every time when the season changes, my face becomes bloated and lips become chapped and nose becomes wider. It resides for at least two months. Even after exercising, I experience the same issue. It does not hurt but makes me look weird. I am not able to figure out what...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When the season changes, you get these troubles right? Could you describe more? Widening of the nose - does it mean the nose becomes larger? Which area of the nose? The bony area at the top of the nose or the soft area towards the bottom of the nose? Do you have a ...  Read Full »

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