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Dust allergy, cold and throat ache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   DR. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   hi Doc.. quick question - I suffer from frequent cold / throat aches
User :   also i m kind of allergic to dust.
User :   Is there one thing i could do to keep away from the colds?
Doctor :   since when you are having these problems?
Doctor :   please describe your symptoms in detail
User :   I used to have frequent morning colds from the past 2-3 yrs until i switched over to ayurvedic meds which helped me to quite an extent
Doctor :   ok. do you still have the symptoms?
Doctor :   have you had any allergen patch test done to identify the allergy causing agent?
User :   an the frequency dropped.. Now the cold comes once in a while. However, wanted to know some preventive measures
User :   no I havnt
User :   Right now, i have a cold as well. However, no fever , throat is OK for the moment since im doing a Betadine gargle regularly.
Doctor :   ok. continue to do that
Doctor :   and get these further tests done
Doctor :   1) an allergen patch tests to test all environmental and day to day contact substances in home and office
Doctor :   2) an AEC (absolute eosinophil count)
User :   Is it a Lab test that can be done in any lab/?
Doctor :   it has to be done in skin lab
Doctor :   the AEC can be done in any lab
User :   thats a blood sampling test - correct?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   AEC is a blood test
Doctor :   the allergen test is not a blood test
User :   okie
User :   will have to find out whr this test is conducted
User :   Do i need to submit the results to any one?
Doctor :   you will need to discuss them with a dermatologist or ENT specialist for interpretation, both can do that
Doctor :   and put you on the right treatment
User :   both the AEC and Patch test results a dermatologist can interpret?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Ok fine..
User :   My query is resolved. Thanks for that!
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Yea any medication i need to take for the current cold?
Doctor :   take Tab Dolo cold 2 times a day for current symptoms
Doctor :   do not delay your tests and further consulation
Doctor :   to help you avoid further such epidoes
Doctor :   *episodes
User :   sure.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   Ciao
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