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Date : 13-Sep-2013
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User:Hi im frequently suffering from cold almost 3-4 days a week but im not able to know the reason due to this im not able to concentrate on my work plz suggest
User:Hi im frequently suffering from cold my nose is very much sensitive almost 3-4 days a week but im not able to know the reason due to this im not able to concentrate on my work plz suggest
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Since when are you suffering from this issue?
User:past 1 year
Doctor:Besides nasal congestion, what other symptoms do you have?
User:nothin else this is main problem for me
Doctor:Have you consulted a doctor for this problem?
User:no iv nt been to any doctor for this issue
Doctor:Do you have any other medical problem such as diabetes, thyroid problem, bronchial asthma?
Doctor:Are you allergic to any substances?
User:can u suggest any permanent solution
Doctor:Can you also let me know if you feel the symptoms more in any time of the day or any season?
User:morning after bath
Doctor:Does it change with weather changes? I mean is it more during any time of the year?
User:rainy season
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:What you describe seems to be secondary to seasonal allergy or vasomotor rhinnitis.
Doctor:This is a condition that occur in many people.
User:can u suggest any permanent solution
Doctor:Here your body nasal tissue responds abnormally to seasonal changes as well as temperature change.
Doctor:The condition is a chronic and conservative treatment is only meant for prevention.
Doctor:You get various antihistamine/steroid nasal spray which can reduce the symptoms.
Doctor:Nasal spray such as azelastine or duonase are used widely by patients with similar problems.
User:can u suggest the names
Doctor:These medicines only help in reducing the symptoms.
Doctor:They have very little role in preventing new symptions.
Doctor:* Preventing symptoms is by avoiding your trigger or rather preparing well for those trigger.
Doctor:Short and quick bath preferably with warm water
Doctor:and keeping yourself warm during temperature changes is necessary.
Doctor:In addition some ENT surgeons plan surgical remedies if feasible to prevent symptoms.
User:k plz suggest the me any nasal spray or medicine for nasal irritation due to which im prone to get cold
Doctor:XXXX, I think you are not able to get my point.
Doctor:The current medical treatment available for this condition is only based on treating symptoms.
Doctor:Preventing nasal congestion is by avoiding the triggers.
Doctor:keeping yourself warm and short bath with warm water only are some measures that I suggest.
Doctor:Apart from avoiding the triggers, some ENT doctor also try surgical remedies to prevent symptoms.
User:but i usually im doing it but no results
Doctor:I also write zinc containing multivitamins for additional benefit.
Doctor:Zincovit is one such drug. You may use it one tablet a day for 2-3 months.
Doctor:If things are not clear, I shall explain about this by phone call.
Doctor:Do you wish to discuss on phone?
User:nope thanks il try Zincovit this will help me right
Doctor:It is documented to be of some help; but I cannot promise that you will be free from symptoms. I insist that you keep avoiding those triggers.
Doctor:Plan to visit an ENT surgeon to look for co-existing nasal problems.
Doctor:He/she can examine you and suggest if other treatment including surgery is a feasible option to prevent symptoms.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now.
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