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Cough and cold on exposure to dust - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Can I help you?
User :   I have a question regarding Cold
Doctor :   yes
User :   Whenever I am exposed to dust I get too much cold & cough
Doctor :   ok
User :   What should I do to prevent?
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
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User :   Sir give me 2 mins please
Doctor :   k
User :   Sorry sir, had got a call
User :   Age - 24, Occupation - Student, Location - Bangalore - Male
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   so how often do you get this
User :   It's like whenever I am exposed to dust it happens, I have taken several medicines but so far no cure
Doctor :   You seem to be suffering from a condition called allergic rhinitis which is a condition which cannot be permanently cured and the best way for this is prevention
User :   Ok
Doctor :   You need to take care to not expose yourself to dust and keep away from such environment
User :   Does it mean that I need to completely avoid dust, which seems very difficult to do so
Doctor :   Also wear a helmet and mask while driving / riding to cover your face
Doctor :   Keep your home free from dust always
User :   Do medicines like Vicks help, because sometimes when I apply it on my nose, the night breathing becomes difficult.
Doctor :   Vacuum your home often to prevent dust from accumulated areas like sofas and hidden areas
User :   Yes, will do.
Doctor :   You can use some antihistamine tablets whenever you have the condition for relief of your symptoms but these will have to be prescribed to you as these are prescription drugs
User :   They were and I am using Asthalin Rotocap
Doctor :   You can also do steam inhalation which is a very good way of clearing your airways and it really helps but do it only with water without adding any balm
User :   Ok, I will do it today.
Doctor :   You were using Asthalin for what, are you suffering from asthma
User :   No, for this dust allergy only they gave this to use, it is like tablet not the other one
Doctor :   You may not need to use and if you take proper precautions
Doctor :   I would also recommended a complete ENT examintion to rule out conditions like DNS, chronic sinusitis etc
User :   Now I have stopped using it as I believed I was getting better, but sometimes this cold becomes too much and I take it only when I do not feel comfortable breathing
Doctor :   Is there anything other thing I can help you with
User :   I am planning to get it done, could you recommend me which place I could get this done
Doctor :   Which area do you live in?
User :   Basavanagudi
Doctor :   If you can confirm your number one of our doctors will call you in the next couple of days to fix up an appointment in your area
User :   I would let know of the my details in the main site, as I am unavailable in the next week. I would surely send a mail & put my details.
User :   I appreciate your help, Thanks a lot for the time you spent and discussed the issue with me.
Doctor :   Ok. If your email id is correct we will send you a mail regarding this
User :   Yes it is.
Doctor :   Ok. Will get in touch. Bye for now
User :   I will surely recommend others to try this. Thanks, may I know your name please
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