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Persisting cold, allergic rhinitis, immunity check up - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Dr. need your opion over here
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I get severe cold evry week since last 4-5 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have also checked myself treated by one of the doctor some 2 yrs ago
Doctor :   Ok, have you been working in a new setup or office where they use ac.
Doctor :   That is from 4 to 5 yrs.
User :   Its not new setup but yes we have a/cs in office
Doctor :   Do you have any ther medical illness
User :   no
Doctor :   Any family history of asthma
User :   no
Doctor :   HAve you done any blood test .
User :   no
User :   If you advise shall i get blood test conducted
Doctor :   Are you allergic to anything or does certain food cause it, or is it due to cold environment.
Doctor :   Yes do you hb, tc,dc,esr, and platelet count down
Doctor :   Do the above following tests
User :   It might be allergic but iam not known to it. But surely it does not have any connectivity with cold envirnmt OR cold water OR any other cold food.
Doctor :   Ok, maybe allergic to dust or early morning environment.
Doctor :   What time does it usually start.
Doctor :   Other than cold what other symptoms do you have like headache, fever.
User :   Theirs not specific timing of the day but once i get it its very severe and does not goes without medications atleast for 2 days.
User :   No other effects. Its only severe cold.
User :   and water driping from nose
User :   continousely.
Doctor :   You seem to have post nasal drip.Most probably allergic rhinitis.
ok, drink hot beverages in morning, dont take cold water bath.Avoid ac rooms if possible,The circulating air itself will cause this.
Doctor :   Many infections can spread if the ac in your office is not regularly cleaned
Doctor :   Drink lemon and honey in warm water everyday to bulid immunity.
Doctor :   Do jogging everyday early in the morning specifically for half an hour
Doctor :   Increase citrus fruits like orange
User :   Can it be treated permanently
User :   Any medication you can suggest
Doctor :   There is no pemanent treatment except avoiding certain things,go to a immunology centre and get your immunity checked.
Doctor :   all tablets are short term, its only lifestle changes that give permanent change
Doctor :   ok i will tell customer care to find out and mail you
Doctor :   Once you find out, they can advise you some proper medications.
User :   Please confirm should i stop taking tablets for cold
Doctor :   Right now you can take cetrizine containing medications.
Doctor :   You can take for time being.
User :   which usually i take when i get cold
Doctor :   you can take
User :   ok. Please confirm me immunology centre and other details so that i can get rid of this health issue asap.
Doctor :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Your welcome
Doctor :   Kindly login for further medical queries.
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