Sneezing is a way of removing irritants from the nose in the body. It gets triggered by allergens, dust, nasal irritants, inhalation of corticosteroids, drug withdrawal, and infections like common flu. It is managed by avoiding the triggering agents causing it. Taking antihistamine medications provides some relief. Anti-allergy medications like Cetirizine and Loratadine can be taken to manage it.

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Is the ability to sneeze, related to the brainstem?

Query: Hi doctor, Thank you for reading my question. Since last week, I have been entirely unable to sneeze. While I have gotten the urge to sneeze many times, I cannot complete the act. In other words, I experience the 'ah' but not the 'choo.' I am very concerned, as I have never had this before. I have r...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The absence of 'choo' prt of sneeze indicates that there is not enugh stimulation of mucosa in your nose. It could be anything like the receptors in your nose are obstructed by some kind of secretion. It is also possible t...  Read Full »

How to get relief from my runny nose, throat irritation, and persistent difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing allergy-like symptoms, runny nose, throat irritation, sneezing, etc., for more than ten days. The previous week I could not sleep at night as my nose got blocked, and I had difficulty in breathing. I tried nasal steaming and mouth gargles; however, there is no ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are mostly suffering from a upper respiratory tract infection. I would suggest you take the following medications for five days. Tablet Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid 625 mg twice daily. Tablet Aceclofenac with Serratiopeptidase twice daily. Tablet Pantoprazole...  Read Full »

I have chills, a sore throat, and sneezing. Is it possible that a flu-like illness has occurred?

Query: Hi doctor, I visited my grandmother three days ago. After returning home, I started getting chills, dehydration, muscular discomfort, sore throat, and sneezing. I took Paracetamol in the afternoon because I was so exhausted and weak. After taking it, I am feeling much better now. Can you explain wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no need to be concerned because it is a normal cold. However, I would like you to follow these instructions and take these medications for three days. Gargle with a betadine gargle solution twice a day. Take steam inhalation (th...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for the frequent sneezing that my father is facing?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has been facing frequent sneezing issues. As per the doctor's suggestion, he recently got his NCCT PNS test done. Attached is the test report. He takes Cefuroxime axetil, tablet Montelukast 10mg, Rantac 150, and Becelac fortz (lactic acid bacillus fortified with vitamin and calc...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concerns, it seems to be due to allergic rhinitis. Sneezing is one of the commonest symptoms of allergic rhinitis due to exposure to allergens. Allergy can be due to dust, cold, and pollens. The most important thing is to know the allergens that start ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a permanent solution for frequent sneezing and runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30 years old. I have sneezing attack in the morning for the past nine years. Sometimes I have a running nose. I do not know when I have a runny nose. Is there any permanent solution? When I walk or work, I do not have a runny nose.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This condition is called allergic rhinitis and it is caused due to some allergens such as dust or pollen. First of all, avoid these allergens. This is the permanent solution to manage this problem. Drink lukewarm water for few days. Take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once a d...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sneezes, runny, itching nose, and eyes. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from sneezes, runny, itching nose, and eyes for the past two months. I am not able to relax with this condition. I hope you could give me a better suggestion.   Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of acute allergic rhinitis like presentation. For that, anti-allergic medication like Fexofenadine can be prescribed for 5 to 7 days. Steam inhalation done three times a day with lukewarm water also beneficial. Do saltwater gargle with wa...  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurrent allergic cold episodes?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 16 years old and gets an allergic cold bout at least once a month. His symptoms during that time are an excessive running nose, frequent sneezing bouts, and nasal irritation. Please suggest the appropriate remedy for curing his allergy from the root and also for immediate re...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Give him Allegra M (Montelukast and Fexofenadine) tablet for a week in the evenings. This medicine is better than others as it produces the least sleep. This will help him read well. Keep away from dust, smoke, fumes, perfumes, mud, pollution, direct air-conditioning, e...  Read Full »

I have nasal blockage on one side of my nose which gets better with exercise. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing blockage on one side of my nose for one year. However, when I do work out, the blockage clears. Now the symptoms are worsening, and I could not sleep properly.Kindly help me with this.   Read Full »

Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello,Welcome to on the clinical information you have shared, you most likely have hypertrophic inferior turbinates. There might also be a slight deviation of the nasal septum. The fact that the nasal obstruction clears with exercise is reassuring because usually with changes in bl...  Read Full »

What could be done for the allergic reaction from drinking cold water or after going out in the rain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an allergic reaction whenever I drink cold water, go out in the rain, expose myself to the cold breeze, or take a cold water bath. I get relief with cetirizine.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from vasomotor rhinitis. It is slightly different from an allergic rhinitis. To be sure we need to get more details: Does the rhinitis get triggered when you inhale dusty and polluted air? Does it worsen when you go close to flowers and pollen?...  Read Full »

I sneeze a lot due to dust allergy. What is the best solution for curing my sneezing and cold?

Query: Hi, I sneeze a lot due to dust allergy. And the allergy then leads to cold. What is the best solution for curing my sneezing and cold?  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Take tablet Allermed- M once in night to reduce the effect of dust allergy.  You can also go for intermittent nebulization.  Also, go for steam inhalation with Karvol plus once in night to clear the nasal tract. This will help. If the problem persists, consult an ENT o...  Read Full »

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