Common "Sneezing" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I have watery eyes, itchy throat, and sneezing. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been facing allergy symptoms that I have never had before. My eyes are watering, I cannot stop sneezing, and my throat is itchy too. I am starting to suspect it might be related to pollen, but I have never had such a severe reaction. Pollen levels have increased suddenly due to thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is possible that the change in pollen levels due to climate change could be contributing to your increased allergy symptoms. Climate change can lead to longer pollen seasons, higher pollen concentrations, and the emergence of new allergenic plants. However, ...  Read Full »

I start sneezing uncontrollably when I have dogs around me. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old woman. I have recently discovered that I might have a severe allergy to dogs. I have never had any issues before, but lately, whenever I am around dogs, I start sneezing uncontrollably, and my eyes get itchy and watery. It has gotten so bad that I cannot even visit f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Managing dog allergies can be challenging, but there are several steps you can take to minimize symptoms and make interactions with dogs more tolerable. While there is no guaranteed cure for allergies, these strategies may help you better cope with your dog's allergy...  Read Full »

I got sick about six weeks ago with a fever, cough, sneezing, mucus, and exhaustion. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female weighing 139 pounds and a height of 160 cm. I take no medications. I got sick about six weeks ago or so with a fever, cough, sneezing, some mucus, and exhaustion. I could barely speak as it was pain and led to bad hoarseness of voice. I took some medication that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shinas Hussain A. P

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concerns. As per your symptoms, you are having a chronic cough following an episode of upper respiratory tract infection. It needs to be evaluated. According to my opinion, it would be due to some inf...  Read Full »

I have severe sneezing and running nose. Please help me out of this.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23 year old male, suffering from allergy for the past 6 years. I am facing this problem more in winter. Early morning, I will get 10 sneezes continuously. If I take cold foods, I will have running nose throughout the day and severe sneezing. Also, I have itching and watering in my e...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to My diagnosis of your condition based on the information you have provided is allergic rhinitis. However, to confirm the same I want you to do two investigations namely serum IgE and absolute eosinophil count. Both are blood investigations. Allergy is not curable, howev...  Read Full »

I am facing too much cold. Kindly suggest medicines to withstand the cold.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing too much cold (almost every day), whereas during my last four-year stay in the previous place, even for a single day, I never had a cold. All medicine like Avil, Sinarest, Citragin, etc. failed and almost all home remedies also. Please suggest to me which medicine will giv...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the symptoms detailed, you have allergic rhinitis. Do you have a history of sinusitis? Sinus tenderness which can be elicited by applying pressure over your head, on cheek bones? Do you have congestion or blocked nose? Well the main cause of allergic rhinitis is...  Read Full »

I notice blood stain while clearing my throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sinus problem and very frequently, I have sneezing and coughing problem with phlegm. Recently, I suffered from a cold and since then I am getting a blood stain in the morning while sneezing and while clearing the throat in the morning. One month back, I got a chest X-ray and i...  Read Full »

Dr. Archana. G.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Was the blood while coughing bright red or altered maroon color? If it was bright red, then it could be from upper respiratory tract only. It can be due to just trauma. So, do not worry about it at all if it repeats also. Suppose you are getting maroon-colored blood...  Read Full »

My cousin often experiences allergic rhinitis. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My cousin is 20 years old, and she often experiences allergic rhinitis during the winter season. She has been experiencing nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, and overall discomfort due to allergic rhinitis during this winter season. Please provide us with guidance on effective strate...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern.Allergic rhinitis, especially during the winter season, can be quite uncomfortable. Here are some strategies to help cope with allergic rhinitis symptoms:A. Environmental control:Keep indoor air clean: Use air purifiers with HEPA (high-effic...  Read Full »

When will my child's hyperactive airway disease get better?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 3 years old. When she was 2, we shifted to a new place, and from there she started having allergy problems like bronchitis. Every time she catches a cold and it developed into allergic bronchitis. In the X-ray report, it says she has hyperreactive airway disease. Now fina...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history and the doctor's notes, I understand your daughter has allergic rhinitis and lower airway hyperreactivity. There is no easy solution for allergies. Allergy is due to some component in the air that she breathes. We must identify what she is allergic...  Read Full »

Is my sneezing due to dust allergy or the climate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am living in a tropical coastal area. I used to travel always. When I am outside my place or abroad I do not have any problem. But, when I enter my place and as soon as I enter my house, I will start sneezing and then after sometime my nose will start dripping. This happens only in my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. I worked in such a place for some time. I used to see lot of patients with sneezing, running nose and bronchial asthma there and the incidence is more when compared to other parts of the country. After reading your history I can say that it is related to cli...  Read Full »

Why do I get sneezing and running nose often?

Query: Hello doctor, Most of the time, I have sneezing and running nose with water for the past 2 to 3 years. I took Cetirizine for it but sometimes I feel better but after that, I face the same problem. Presently, I am not taking medicine. My age is 25 years and I am a male. l am not having past history ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nilotpal Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a common problem these days with a lot of industrialization and pollution around. Check your eosinophil count by doing a routine blood examination. Check blood IgE level. Do a skin prick allergy test to find out the major cause that triggers this anaphylactic...  Read Full »

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