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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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How can I help you?
User :   I would like to know about sinusitis. I am suffering from allergy (nose-allergy) more than last 10 years. I sneeze lot and nose like water for 3-4hours continuously. Whether my problem is sinusitis or something else?
Doctor :   Ok
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I will help you in that
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Is it related to you?
User :   yes
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Ok
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May I know your age?
User :   40years
Doctor :   Ok

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Is it mainly in the morning?
Doctor :   or the same throughout
User :   it may any time but usually in morning
Doctor :   Ok

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Does it show any seasonal variation?
User :   I expereince through out the year
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Ok
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Has it been diagnosed as allergy?
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User :   I mate lot many doctors and got different views, mostly allergy. Few doctors said it is thermal shock. I donot really know what is this. Earlier I took Cetezin but it does not effective now. I do not take any medicine for this since last 2years.
Doctor :   Ok
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Let me read it
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Fine
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Have you got any blood tests done?
User :   no...
Doctor :   Ok
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I would suggest you to get an allergy test done once
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It is not a blood test
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It is done with the help of allergen specimens
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and detects the cause of your allergy
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Once it is done, you can be treated accordingly
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That serves as a permanent solution as well
User :   What is Allery Test, whether it has any draw back.
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No
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It is a safe procedure
User :   As I heared that in this type of test, allergies of body is developed first and than are cured. And also, in few cases, existing disease is cured but new are developed. This is not told by any doctor but it is general perception we have. Or please let me brief what is Allergy test and how will be performed.
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But that is a myth
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This is done with the help of solutions of different allergens
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That is put on the skin
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and marked
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Then it is seen for a reaction
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If the reaction like reddening of skin occurs
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then it is taken as positive test
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otherwise nil
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Like this it can be done for 10-20 allergens in a sitting
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It would require 6-8 sittings like that
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Could you follow?
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User :   Where can it be done. what would be the cost of test and whether by this method mine type allergy can be diagnosed and cured, I want to know your opinion.
Doctor :   It is done at all leading hospitals
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The cost is around 3 thousand rupees
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Sure, it is possible, to see a solution
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Go for it
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It is a very good procedure
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Speak to the ENT specialist as well about it
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