Suggest treatment for nasal allergy
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Since more than two months and I am suffering from the symptoms of nasal allergies, skin and eyes has been the use of multiple medications, but did not hold the desired improvement. How to get rid of allergy symptoms, particularly the nose (Show codifies such as colds and runny with a burning sensation in the eye and dry) Does garlic pills have to do.
Posted Tue, 25 Feb 2014 in Asthma and Allergy
Answered by Dr. Prahlad Duggal 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Intranasal steroid sprays with azelastine Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. Nasal allergy is a common problem and the three main symptoms: 1. Excessive sneezing, 2. Watery rhinorrhea, 3. Itching of nose. Eye allergy symptoms may or may not be associated with allergic rhinitis. Similarly skin allergy may or may not be there along with allergic rhinitis. Intranasal steroid nasal sprays are the commonly used and one of the most accepted form of treatment for allergic rhinitis. Other forms are the use of oral antihistaminics and sometimes oral steroids also are added to the treatment. Eye symptoms can be controlled by antiallergic eye drops but use of a nasal spray with a combination of azelastine with fluticasone controls the eye symptoms in many cases. But if the eye symptoms do not respond to ths, an ophthalmology opinion should be taken to deal with eye allergy. Skin allergy usually is treated with oral antihistaminics and steroids are added on need basis as decided by a dermatologist to control flare ups. If skin allergy is localized, the local application of steroid creams helps. So, for nasal part, intranasal steroid sprays are a safe and effective way of treating the problem with or without azelastine combination. About garlic pills, I do not have any expertise to comment on this modality of treatment. Feel free to ask another query. Regards
Follow-up: Suggest treatment for nasal allergy 4 minutes later
Can you describe these drugs and whether related to blood pressure, because I infected blood pressure.
Answered by Dr. Prahlad Duggal 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Descriptive Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. Intranasal steroids are not related to blood pressure and so is the azelastine. Steroids are self explanatory and azelastine is an antiallergic which acts locally and is available in spray form. Antihistaminics are antiallegics like cetirizine and are not related to blood pressure. Sedation is a side effect of this group of drugs. XXXXXXX steorids can lead to a raised blood pressure and should be taken in consultation with doctor and blood pressure monitoring is required with the use of these drugs. Feel free to ask another query. Regards
Follow-up: Suggest treatment for nasal allergy 8 minutes later
Thank you Can you write the name of both of them so that I can purchase them from pharmacy.
Answered by Dr. Prahlad Duggal 11 hours later
Brief Answer: Descriptive Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. I do not know whether these brand names will be available without prescription at your place but I am giving you the brand names available in India. Flomist/Furamist/Avamys/Flixonase are some of the brand names for fluticasone nasal sprays (Intranasal steroid spray). If you need a combination of azelastine with fluticasone, then Duonase nasal spray is the brand name. All these are to taken one puff in both the nostrils twice daily. Iclear eye drops can be used for eye symptoms but its better an ophthalmologist consultation is done once. Oral steroids I shall not be writing the brand names as these should not be taken own your own and should always be taken after consulting a doctor and with prescription but spray you can safely use for few months and then you can consult an ENT for follow up. Feel free to ask another query. Regards
Follow-up: Suggest treatment for nasal allergy 9 hours later
Thanks Dr. My last question please, can this medicine cause sensitivity(lotevan) for blood presure ?Amiodipine/valsartan
Answered by Dr. Prahlad Duggal 2 hours later
Brief Answer: no Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. No, the intranasal steroid sprays do not cause sensitivity for blood pressure as the systemic absorption of these is minimal. Feel free to ask another query. regards
Follow-up: Suggest treatment for nasal allergy 10 minutes later
I am sorry Dr, I am talking about the medicine of blood pressure that I am taken it now. The name of it Lotevan 5/160 mg
Answered by Dr. Prahlad Duggal 14 minutes later
Brief Answer: Not likely Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. Lotevan 5/160mg is an antihypertensive and it is meant to control blood pressure and it causing sensitivity to blood pressure is not the case and you should not worry about this aspect. Just take all antihypertensives in consultation with a cardiologist/physician. Feel free to ask another query. Regards