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Sneezing, nasal discharge, allergic rhinitis. Montec LC provides relief. Coronal scan prescribed. Curable condition?

I am suffering from sneezing and running nose for the past two years. ENT specialist has diagnosis it as allergic rhinitis . Montec LC helps me but as soon as it is discontinued, the problem reappear again. Now the doctor has advised me to have CT Scan PNS, Plain/coronal. How coronal scan is different from normal CT scan. Whether my problem is curable or not without surgery? Regards
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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The different views on the CT scan helps the radiologist get a 3D view of the structures, unless you get the expensive 3D scan (not available in most centres) and ensure there are no polyps that are causing some of the symptoms.

You will definitely require allergy tests either in the form of skin prick tests or specific IgE blood test to exclude house dust mite, pollen, mould allergies.
Long acting antihistamines with nasal sprays for 3 months provide a lasting benefit (also timing of the treatment is important to reduce the allergic symptoms), but symptoms in 20% of people.
Immunotherapy is reserved for this group and after 3 years of immunotherapy, one can expect a lasting benefit.

Best Wishes.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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