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Sore throat, cold, leg pain, CT scan of nasal passages and allergy tests showed allergy to pollen. Which medicine should be taken?

i have had a sore throat and cold for a couple of days now and today my legs are aching pretty bad. just wondering if i should see a doctor or just let it run its course? also i have problems with my nose running constantly and have done allergy shots to no avail. they say its just allergies cause i had a ct scan of nasal passages and the allergy testing which said i was allergic to pollen , certain oak trees, ect... i have to have tissues with me 24/7..are there any meds you can suggest to help this? i use nose spray which does help a little bit but does not stop it..
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Hi, Thanks for using the HCM.
Thanks for giving good history. Since it is allergic rhinitis you have to use intra nasal steroid (Nasonex) is the gold standard according to WHO. Nasonex is mometasone furoate which has almost nil systemic absorption so there will be no side effects unlike any other drugs. Along with Nasonex you can also start on Singulair(Montelukast) 10 mg if you are more than 15 years (5 mg for 6-14years) once daily in evening and you can see improvement. Since you have allergic rhinitis the chances of getting asthma is also more so better to have those drugs after discussing with your ENT specialist.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks get well soon....
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