Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online

Frequent sneezing. Allergy or Sinusitis?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 1999
Answered : 2 Questions
Hi Doc, I am suffering from continuous sneezing due to dust allergy i presume, also i get cold due to frequent sneezing, i dont know if it is allergy or sinus hoping you would guide me in knowing more
Posted Sat, 28 Apr 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy 2 hours later

Thank you for the query.

Your history of sneezing is suggestive of Allergic rhinitis. It would be good if you can provide some more information here.

1) How frequently do you have sneezing episodes,
2) Is it more in the morning or evening?
3) Do you have nose block associated with the above symptoms.

Secondly if you have severe symptoms go in for blood test for allergens to possibly find out the causative agent.

Blood counts
Absolute Eosinophil Count
Patch test

An ENT specialist would be rightly guiding you the specific tests.

The management is mainly medications by way of tablets and nasal spray with avoidance of the causative agent if identified.

Surgery is sometimes indicated to clear the nose and sinuses and also in certain situations to help the medications to act much better.

Hope I answered your query. Please let me know if you have further queries.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor