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Runny nose and allergy symptoms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi doc!
User :   I think I have an allergy
User :   As i am having running nose from past 3 months
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User :   Can ppl get allegric all of a sudden
User :   I havent changed my food habits
Doctor :  
User :   nor any change of place
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One can get allergy symptoms at any time
User :   ok..
Doctor :  
It is immune system response to an allergen
User :   Yes I know that
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What symptoms do you have now apart from running nose
User :   The moment I stop taking that things get worse
User :   I dont have any other problem.
User :   its just that my nose gets blocked..
User :   i cant breathe especially when i try to sleep
Doctor :   Ok
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Allergic reaction initiates when the allergen sticks to the mucosa of the nose or mouth
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It triggers some chemicals and which cause the runny nose, sneeze and cough
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kind of symptoms
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So it always better to get to know what is the allergen
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this is one important thing
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Second thing is washing the allergen off the body before it initiates the chemical formation
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with warm water with pinch of salt in it
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This applies to both nose and mouth
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So when you go out and come back home youhave to wash off your hands, mouth and nose
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That is the reason why olden days people were asked to wash their limbs and face with nose
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too so that the allergens are not triggered
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