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Suffering from cold and sneezing. Required treatment?

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Hello,
i am suffering from cold regularly for past couple of weeks, it usually involves lot of sneezing which obstruct my working hours as well.

Please help me on this.

Thanks
XXXXXX
Posted Mon, 29 Apr 2013 in Asthma and Allergy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 1 hour later
Hi XXXXXX

Welcome to XXXXXXX

Your cold seems to be due to allergy.

Please get your blood tested for eosinophil count (TEC & VEC), and if count is high, it is due to allergy. In that case you can get your allergy tested, so that you can take desensitization course.

Mean while avoid dust and can take one tablet of levoceterizine 5mg daily, & if symptoms are not controlled with one, take twice daily.

Take 1/2 tsf of turmeric powder mixed in warm milk daily morning and few petals of saffron (Kesar) with milk in the evening.

If you require further clarification, please feel free to ask.

With good wishes,

Dr.C.S.Sharma

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Follow-up: Suffering from cold and sneezing. Required treatment? 4 minutes later
Thanks you so much doctor, i have started with turmeric in milk.
Would i need any written prescription to get the tests you mentioned done?

Regards,
XXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 11 minutes later
Hi,

Generally it is not required for TEC & VEC, but some Lab of good reputation can ask for written prescription also. Please get the test done from a reliable lab only.

If count is high, it will be better to take further treatment under the guidance of an ENT specialist.

With good wishes,

Dr.C.S.Sharma
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Follow-up: Suffering from cold and sneezing. Required treatment? 3 minutes later
In case of prescription being needed, can i use this conversation as prescription if not can you provide me with one.

Regards,
XXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 3 hours later
Hi,

Welcome again,

If required,you can show copy of this conversation for tests.

With good wishes,

Dr.C.S.Sharma
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