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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi, I have been working in Bangalore for the last 6 years. After I moved due to lot of dust, I am facing bit of dust allergy(I think so).I feel bit uncomfortable in breathing sometimes during night(sometimes if its cold also). So, I use Otrovino nosal drops, it looks OK then. What do you think is the right cause for this and should I consult ENT specialist or allergy specialist?
Doctor :   firstly
Doctor :   otrivin nasal drops should not be used
Doctor :   too often
Doctor :   as they can cause
Doctor :   a lot of side effects
User :   OK
User :   When I consulted a general physician first, he advised me of some medicines and otrovin
Doctor :   when you say breathing difficulty
Doctor :   is your nose blocked/ or you get awheeze?
User :   My nose is blocked
Doctor :   ok
User :   and I feel I have flum for long periods(sneezing nose even though I dont have cold)
Doctor :   For this it is better you see an ENT specialist
User :   OK
Doctor :   a dust allergy cannot be cured- only controlled by medicine
Doctor :   take a few precautions like
Doctor :   using a mask
Doctor :   and drinking atleast 2 ltrs of water per day
Doctor :   to reduce your symptoms
User :   Yes, I do take care of drinking lot of water(almost 3-4 litres per day) and keeping hands clean
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   pls stop using the otrivin
Doctor :   nasal drops
User :   Ok
User :   I normally use them while sleeping in nights
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but it is supposed to be used only for 3-4 days;
Doctor :   max 1 week
User :   OK
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   I still do not understand the difference between dust allergy and nose problem?
Doctor :   ok
User :   to give you more information
Doctor :   Dust allergy causes extra mucus secretion and
Doctor :   sneezing
Doctor :   which causes your nose to get blocked
Doctor :   IF you have a physical defect- Like a DNS- thatis
Doctor :   the middle partition of your nose is bent to one side
Doctor :   then it worsens the problem
Doctor :   causing total blocking of your noseand
Doctor :   sometimes
Doctor :   recurrent cold cough/ sinusitis/ ear infections
User :   OK
User :   I don not have such issues, but just my nose gets blocked and
User :   I feel the flum for longtime
Doctor :   ok
User :   in throat and when I sleep sometimes results in noise
User :   I work in A/C office, I was advised this can also add to the problem
Doctor :   does this happen more in winter/ exposure to dust?
Doctor :   yes AC makes this problem worse
User :   no not really in winter like that
Doctor :   do you smoke/ have any other health problems
User :   I am seing this issue in the last 6 months
Doctor :   ok
User :   I dont smoke/drink
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   I am 28
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can try doing steam inhalation
Doctor :   if you are feeling breatless/ sneezing
Doctor :   you can take a simple antiallergic
Doctor :   medicine
Doctor :   like avil 25
User :   Its not continuous, I feel sometimes
Doctor :   but avoid using the otrivin drops
User :   OK sure
Doctor :   is it only on exposure to dust?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   and sometimes when I travel and sit lose to the window
Doctor :   pls see an ENT specialist
Doctor :   who will be able to guide you further
User :   I am in hyderabad on work, Can you suggest me any ENT specialist here?
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   we do not have info
Doctor :   for hyderabad
User :   OK,
User :   how about in bangalore?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   we have all the info
User :   Thank you for your valuable time, and its very nice guidance by you
Doctor :   thanks
User :   Please tell me ENT specialists in B'lore
Doctor :   do you wnat any particular area?
User :   preferably closer to indiranagar/airport road
User :   if a good specialist is away, it should be fine too
Doctor :   YOu can see Dr. XXXXXXXX at chinmaya mission hospital
Doctor :   the hospital phone number is 0000
User :   OK
User :   Thank you for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   anything else we can help you with?
User :   I pressed back button and came back to same window
User :   sorry for that, thanks again
Doctor :   ok
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