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Frequent runny nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hello Doctor...
User :   I have 4 yr old daughter whose nose keeps running all the time...
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   mine or my daughter's?
Doctor :   yours
User :   Age - 35
User :   Gender - Male
User :   Occupation - System Analyst
User :   Marital Status - Married
User :   Dependents - yes
Doctor :   What was the pediatrician saying about the recurrecnt runny nose
User :   It was about 6 mnths back...he said to massage the nose from outside while bathing her...
User :   and he had given some medicine for temporary relief...
User :   it wasn't helpful...
Doctor :   Did he say it because of the allergy
User :   as long as the medicine is given she's ok...
User :   I don't remember
Doctor :   Most common cause of recurrent runny nose in children is allergy
Doctor :   to cold, dust, pollen
User :   ok
Doctor :   So the parents has to check that
Doctor :   the allergen is avoided
Doctor :   by cleaning the rooms with vaccum
Doctor :   and the bed where the kid sleeps
User :   ok...
Doctor :   not allowing him to play in the seasons outside the house
Doctor :   Taking the preventive medications during the seasons
User :   she has one more problem...
Doctor :   given by the doctor
Doctor :   before he gets the severe runny nose
User :   she has tonsils too...
Doctor :   remember most of the allergy medications done work in the severe times
Doctor :   most of them are preventive to get the symptoms
Doctor :   If she has tonsils
Doctor :   the water and food should be taken care of tot
Doctor :   They should always be given hot or warm
Doctor :   so that it relives the discomfort
Doctor :   level
User :   ok
Doctor :   Now a days there are allergy shots if the child
Doctor :   is found out what allergen is causing the symptoms
User :   ok
Doctor :   You have to see an immunotherpist
Doctor :   Allergy shots are a form of treatment called immunotherapy.
Doctor :   Each shot contains a tiny amount of the substances that trigger allergic reactions
Doctor :   Over time, your doctor will increase the dose of allergy-causing substances in each shot and that doesnt cause symptoms
Doctor :   and the child be immune for longer times
User :   ok
Doctor :   they work for few allergies only
Doctor :   Seasonal allergies
Doctor :   Indoor allergens
User :   do you recommend any Immunotherapist?
Doctor :   They are very less in normal towns
Doctor :   They can be seen in Metros
Doctor :   We have to find out the allergist
Doctor :   but the shots are recommended
Doctor :   It's impossible to avoid the things that cause your allergic reactions
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   first try for avoiding
Doctor :   it costs much also
User :   do I have to find out the allergen before consulting the therapist?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but there are some patch tests done
Doctor :   which identifies the allergen
User :   thats difficult...:)
Doctor :   I really dont know wh
User :   no idea...
Doctor :   The answer for yur child's running nose
User :   I'll find out...
Doctor :   is finding out the allergen
Doctor :   eithter by yoiu or by the patch testing
Doctor :   and avoiding it
User :   ok
Doctor :   The doctor may give you the sprays for the child
Doctor :   but should be taken before the onset of the allergic reaction
Doctor :   which is tough to find out
User :   ok
Doctor :   allergy shots start usually after 5 yrs
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Please confirm tyour details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
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Doctor :   who is doing it
Doctor :   Yu can ask the ENT specialist if she is taking
Doctor :   o
Doctor :   bye
User :   thanks a lot....bye.
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