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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   my wife is having nose blocks round the year. But no fluid comes out of the nose. how to cure it?
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please proceed with your health query
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ok
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does she have only one side block? or both sides block?
User :   both sides
Doctor :   does she have repeated sinus problems? or repeated headaches
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User :   she has repeated headaches and also she is having asthma
Doctor :   since how long she is having this problem? does it remain the same or does it change in severity seasonally?
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User :   she is having this problem since last 15 years and it is severe in cold conditions
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for her asthma she has to continue the medications
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for nose block
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i recommend a ENT examination once
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to rule out DNS (deviated nasal septum)
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which might be causing the symptoms
User :   she has been examined by ENT and been using nasal drops for last 10 years
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sometimes even the inhalers and the asthma drugs can cause this problem, and in that case you can request her physician to change her medications
Doctor :   may be this might help her
User :   any other medications for nose block
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also, try and get a repeat ENT examination done to reconfirm/rule out the DNS or polyp
Doctor :   what medications is she using now?
User :   C&C nasal drop and for asthma esiflow
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ok
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the next time she goes for a consultation
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ask her physician to change the nasal drops to Xylometazoline or Oxymetazoline nasal drops
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and see if this helps her
User :   any medications for headaches
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is there anything else i can help you with?
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headcahes can be controlled by Tab Dolo 650 mg one tablet two times a day
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also see if steam inhalation improves them
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she should do steam inhalation atleast at bedtime
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with putting Karvol plus in tht
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recurrent or chronic sinusitis should also be ruled out for her
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for this she might need an x-ray of the sinuses
User :   some doctors said that the headaches are due to gas. but most of the time oneside headache is there
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one sided headaches are mainly due to migraine headaches
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and if so then she should take the tablet as soon as the headache starts
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or as soon as she feels that headache is going to start
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and avoid fatty food, fried and oily foods
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avoid chocolates and cocoa products
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avoid pickles, these measures will also help her to control headaches
User :   is tea and coffee ok
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tea is fine, coffee should be avoided
Doctor :   avoid butter also
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avoid using cheese also, and anything that can cause headache, all strong smelling foods should be avoided
User :   she frequently get pain after food between chest and upper belly. what is the cause?
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avoid peanuts, nuts, beans, soya, avocado
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this is mainly due to gastritis
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follow the above said guidelines
User :   any medicine to control gastritis
Doctor :   and give her Syp Digene 20 ml two times a day before food
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ask her mot to keep stomach empty for more than 3 hours
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and spread meals an daily intake of food over the entire day in small meals taking 5-6 meals a day
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   ok thanks I will follow the instuctions and get back to u later
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