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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi sohaib
Doctor :   how can i hlp you?
User :   Hello Doctor:)
Doctor :   hi
User :   Recently i had been operated for nostril blockade. its been a year now and recently i have started feeling the same discomfort in breathing.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this informationAge: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status: User :   My ENT specialist says that theres nothing wrong as the passage is clear.
Doctor :   do you have a previous h/o asthma/ allergy or any other health problems?

User :   Well i am 26 years old and married and work for an ITES company
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have a previous h/o asthma/ allergy or any other health problems?
User :   No. My doctor says at times its due to the allergy
Doctor :   ok- breathlessness due to allergy- can be controlled by medicine but not cured
User :   I dont understand this logic. The operation has not given any good results and still at times specially during nights i will have to struggle to get proper breathing
Doctor :   the operation- will remove only the physical blockage- that you had- for example- if the nose septum was bent to one side

User :   You mean to say that theres no cure for breathlesness caused by allergy?
Doctor :   no- it can be controlled by medicines- when you have the problem

User :   Are there any steps are precautions that i can take to avoid this?

Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   therre area few
User :   And what are those?
User :   I mean the steps to avoid breathlesness caused by allergy.
Doctor :   Drink plenty of water- 2-3 litres per day
Doctor :   this keeps your nasal secretions watery and clears them more easily
Doctor :   protect your self from dust with a mask/ handkrchief

Doctor :   make sure your room is well ventilated- open the windows regulalry
Doctor :   the commonest culprit for these allergy are dust mites
Doctor :   - small insects
Doctor :   that thrive in dustly- poorly ventilated areas
Doctor :   you can also do breathing excercises
Doctor :  
these are the simple measures that you can follow
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   No not as of now. Thanks for your suggestions though:)

Doctor :   YOU ARE WELCOME :)
User :   Thanks again doctor.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting us
Doctor :   sorry hit caps lock
Doctor :   by mistake
Doctor :   bye for now
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