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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello doc
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   r u there
User :   i frequently catch cold.. due to weather change or dust etc..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how long
User :   quite long i don't realy remember
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   might be 4-5 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   age-30, gender- male, occupation- xxxxxx, location-xxxxxx, marital status- married, dpendents-y
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies?Any Operations If so why?
User :   no
User :   allergies,, i realy don't know as i haven't done any test etc
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have running nose , irritation and congestion of nose
Doctor :   or do u have frequent or repetitive sneezing, a runny or congested nose, and itching in the nose, eyes, throat, or roof of the mouth
User :   yes during that time inside my nose i had very bad itching
User :   which generaly aggravate my condition more
User :   it is generaly running nose, with lot of ithcing and my eyest become red and watery
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Allergic reactions in the nose lead to release of certain chemicals. One of these chemicals, histamine, causes dilation of blood vessels, skin redness, and swollen membranes. This leads to symptoms of so-called allergic rhinitis.
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   Allergens in the house, such as house dust mites and pet dander cause allergic rhinitis. Moulds growing on wallpaper, upholstery, carpeting, and house-plants are also allergens. One plant can release one million pollen grains a day. Other grasses and trees that release very small pollen grains also cause allergies. Grass allergies are experienced more in the late afternoon; and mould spores may peak on dry windy afternoons or on damp or rainy days in the early morning.
User :   hmm.. little bit
Doctor :   treatment is to reduce allergy symptoms caused by the inflammation of affected tissues.Most cases of mild allergic rhinitis require little more than reducing exposure to allergens and using a nasal wash. A nasal wash helps in removing mucous from the nose. A saline solution can be purchased at a chemist shop or made at home by mixing one teaspoon of salt and a pinch of baking soda in a pint of warm water.
Doctor :   Decongestants relieve nasal congestion and itchy eyes
Doctor :   Antihistamine tablets relieve sneezing and itching, and can prevent nasal congestion before an allergy attack
Doctor :   Corticosteroid and sodium cromoglycate nasal sprays reduce inflammation and are effective in treating allergic rhinitis symptoms.
Doctor :   any doubts
Doctor :   newer treatment methods include
Doctor :   Immunotherapy (allergy shots) may be given to people over seven whose allergies are severe and do not respond to medication. The object of these shots is to make the immune system tolerant to the allergen. However, these allergy shots are of limited use if the affected person is allergic to a large number of allergens.
Doctor :   any doubts please ask
User :   i generaly take a inhaler called dunase from cipla when i generaly have this problem
User :   is it ok
Doctor :   is the spelling right
Doctor :   how long u have taking this
User :   i dont remember,, but from last 6 months
User :   but not regularly
Doctor :   is the spelling right?
User :   hmm.. don't remeber the spelling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest u to get urself
Doctor :   evaluated with the ENT
Doctor :   surgeon
Doctor :   he will advise u how to go about with ur problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yup
User :   ok can you recomend any ENT specialist near xxxxxx
Doctor :   we provide online medical consultation
Doctor :   as of now
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   same to u

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