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Atrophic rhinitis, remedies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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How can i help you
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please proceed with your query
User :   Hi, I've got a strange sour smell coming from my nose off and on. I gave good hygiene and I'm a little confused as to what's going on
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ok
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i will help your in this
User :   thanks
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can i ask few questions
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wats your age ?
User :   I'm 27
Doctor :   since how many days do yu have this
User :   I do salt water rinses and they seem to help get rid of it, but it comes back later. I've had it off and on for about 2 months.
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do yu have any bleeding from the nose ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no bleeding really
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did yu have any foreign body material inserted in to nose
User :   no
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ok
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do yu have dry sensation over the nose
User :   yes
Doctor :   do yu have bad breathe
User :   no
User :   I do have some flem in my throat almost constantly
User :   its worst in the morning
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do your very bad smell from the nose
User :   its not extremely strong
User :   but it is sour
User :   for example, occasionally when I get close to someone, or want to kiss my girlfriend, she will say that my nose smells 'sour'
Doctor :   did you get any blood test done
User :   no, I have not had any tests done
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ok
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did you check up with a ent doctore
User :   The last time I visited the doctor he said I had a cold. But it seems that if it is a cold it won't go away
User :   there are days I feel better but for the most part I feel sick almost all the time. Junk in my throat, sore eyes, etc.
User :   No, I have not seen an ENT specifically
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ok
Doctor :   as per your symptoms the condition looks
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more towards atrophic rhinitis
User :   okay, what should I do?
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i will advice you few good medical tips
User :   ok
Doctor :   to over come this problem
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1. first you need the following investigations
Doctor :   Complete blood test
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nasal swab examination and culture
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User :   yes
User :   I'm listening
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ok
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25% glucose in glycerine can be applied to nasal mucosa, this inhibits growth of foul smelling proteolytic organisms
Doctor :   this prepartion is available in market
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need to use this preparation for 2-3 times a day for 10 days
User :   What is the preparation called?
Doctor :   Glycerin Mix
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2. Continue to Nasal irrigation using normal saline
Doctor :   3. Local antibiotic solution is required for nose
Doctor :   these antibiotic solution are not over the counter requires doctor prescription
Doctor :   4. drink plenty of water
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4. Use Rejuvit capsules once a day for 1 month after food, in the nite
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these measure will help your over come the bad smell in the nose
User :   Great, I will try
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i want also advice some breathing exercises
User :   okay
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to you to over come these problem
Doctor :   relax your self
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take a deep breath, hold it for 1/2 min
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then exhale the air slowly
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need to do these exercise for 8- 10 times in day
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is that fine
User :   yes
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next is regarding diet
User :   ok
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that helps to reduce the bad smell of nose
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1. green leafy vegetables are very good, like palak, methi, pudina
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2. take more gauva, goose berry, amla as these contain more vitamins mainly vitamin C
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be relaxed
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not to worry much
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with these measures you will get well soon
User :   great :)
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wish you a good health
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please fill the feed back form
User :   I will give these things a try. Thanks again
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