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Frequent and prolonged cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   Actually I am suffering from cold and flu..problem with me is - I have very frequent and prolonged cold
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   ok
User :   it takes 2-3 weeks to recover from cold
Doctor :   ok
User :   and it happens in 2 months - at least once
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   age - 30, gender - male, occupation - job, location - london, martial status - married, dependends - yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have asthma or history of allergy
User :   asthama - no, allegy - pollution and dust
Doctor :   any particular season u have this cold or throughout the year
User :   actually its thruout the year..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other medical problems u have or taking any medicine
User :   london weather changes everyday..most of the time its raining
Doctor :   ok
User :   right now..i dont have
User :   but in past i had..
Doctor :   any time have you consulted ENT surgeon
Doctor :   for ur problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   in india..yes i did..but in london its very diffilcult to get appointment
User :   with doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was the treatment sugegste
Doctor :   then
User :   India doctor said - my throat and body is sensetive and because of that u get infection very quick
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u get runny nose, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine you. It will take some time so please be patient.
Doctor :   from the history i could think ur problem
Doctor :   being allergic rhinitis or due to DNS
User :   My london GP said - london enviorement has 200 type of bacteria for cold, so your body have to used to of it..sure take your own..even i m not in hurry
Doctor :   i need to clinically examine u and run few tests
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   to arrive at diagnosis
User :   i dont have running nose..
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have cought
User :   chesty cough
User :   and cough in my nose
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   getting frequent cold
Doctor :   due to allergy is
Doctor :   allergic rhinitis
Doctor :   allergic rhinitis is caused by an allergic response to indoor or outdoor airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust mites or pet
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a ENT surgeon
User :   yeah..pollen is very common
User :   here
Doctor :   i will tips to avoid
Doctor :   this problem
Doctor :   There's no proven way to avoid getting allergic rhinitis but you can prevent allergy symptoms by avoiding the things that trigger your reactions.
Doctor :   t's not possible to completely avoid allergens, but you can reduce your signs and symptoms by taking some steps to limit your exposure to them. It helps to know exactly what you're allergic to so that you can take steps to avoid your specific triggers.
Doctor :   in ur case it might be dust and pollen
Doctor :   Don't hang laundry outside รข?? pollen can stick to sheets and towels
Doctor :   Close doors and windows during pollen season like winter
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   Use air conditioning in your house and car.
User :   Ok...where r u located? is it possible to consult with examination..
Doctor :   Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning when pollen counts are highest
Doctor :   we are bangalore based
Doctor :   and operational in bangalore
Doctor :   we only provide online consultation
Doctor :   as of now
Doctor :   Use allergy-proof covers on mattresses, box springs and pillows
Doctor :   Consider removing carpeting, especially where you sleep, if you're highly sensitive to dust mites.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.
User :   Ok.. Is it possible to visit to your centre and examine the problem
Doctor :   we only provide online consultation
Doctor :   we can refer u to ENT surgeon
Doctor :   if u wish so
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 44-0000
Doctor :   confirm ur details
Doctor :   if ur bangalore based we can refer u
Doctor :   i would suggest
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