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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What causes smelly sneezes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my mid-twenties, and when I sneeze hard, it creates a smell in the air that is hard to describe. I have read online that this could be a sinus infection or diabetes, or other health issues, but I am in good health and have no sinus infection or diabetes symptoms. However, this...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. Sneezes can often be pungent-smelling in few people, and it is sometimes genetically determined without any underlying condition. However, in your case, the most likely problem could be underlying allergies wh...  Read Full »

Can thyroid dysfunction cause dry eyes?

Query: Hello doctor,I have thyroid for the last three years and currently taking 75 mcg Eltroxin medicine. My doctor suggested testing antithyroid peroxidase antibodies two months back as I was facing severe dry eyes and headache, and nothing was working. My TPO was 381, then the doctor suggested a throat ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. What is your thyroid profile report? 2. Is there any disturbance with your digestion as it can increase the autoimmunity and cause antithyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO) to be high? 3. Selenium supplementation can help bring your TPO levels down. I will suggest...  Read Full »

My 2.6 year old has cold, cough and sneezing. Will Levolin help in curing all these?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2.6 years old son is suffering from cold, cough, and sneezing from three days, and yesterday night, he developed a fever. I am giving him Levolin syrup 5 ml, and for fever, I had given Babygesic 1.5 ml. Is Levolin for both cold and cough, as well as sneezing?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cough cold and fever could be due to viral infection, does your child have wheezing also? If no wheeze in the past I suggest you use any other antitussive medication for cough, Levolin (Levosalbutamol) is a bronchodilator used in cough associated with wheeze, so ...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling weak and cold with sneezing?

Query: Hi doctor,I have weakness in my body with the cold for the past two days. I have this problem because I slept in an air-conditioned room without wearing a shirt after taking a bath. Before four days, I donated my blood. Currently, I am feeling down with weakness, cold, and sneezing. I am not able to...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These symptoms appear as prodromal symptoms of a viral illness. You need to take proper precautions by avoiding unnecessary exposure to risk factors. You need to take antibiotics for five days and you can take tablet Cheston cold (Paracetamol, Cetirizine, and Phenylephr...  Read Full »

What is the difference between COVID-19 and other influenza-like illness?

Query: Hi doctor,I have sneezing with nasal discharge. How to manage influenza-like illness?  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to the statement, you are suffering from sneezing, nasal drooling, or mouth breathing. You need to know about the treatment protocol for influenza-like illness (ILI). The signs and symptoms are fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, ...  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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

Why does it give a pungent and foul smell when my father sneezes?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 65 years old. He has a pungent and foul smell while sneezing. He has this issue for a couple of months. What is the remedy?   Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is nothing to worry. Some people can have sneezing with a pungent smell and it is determined genetically without any underlying condition. In your case, the most likely cause is due to allergies and it causes stasis of secretions in the sinuses leading to bacteria...  Read Full »

Why do I get right-sided headaches when I look down with a runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a headache on the right side. My nose on the right side is blocked and water is coming out. Sometimes I have sneezing. When I look down it becomes full and I have pain. What to do?   Read Full »

Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from sinusitis. The sinus that surrounds the nose secrete mucus and it is secreted into the nose. Pain near the nasal bone and headache are symptoms of sinusitis. Please mention the duration of these symptoms, any episodes of fever, describe the na...  Read Full »

Can Duonase spray relieve my sneezing?

Query: 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 Eb...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: 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 c...  Read Full »

I have chronic bronchitis with running nose and sneezes. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I have chronic bronchitis. Now I have running nose and sneezes, please suggest long term goal and moreover what is the life expectancy for chronic bronchitis?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Asran

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to About chronic bronchitis, it is a part of a disease called COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is diagnosed by the history of heavy smoking, which is the most important factor in controlling the disease and prevention of complication. To prevent further ...  Read Full »

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