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Remedy for seasonal allergic rhinitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi xx
User :   hello
User :   let me tell you about my problem
Doctor :   pls go ahead
User :   i have a recurring cold, and it is activated very easily by pollution or irritation
User :   starts with a runny nose, then blocked nose, and then stays on for 5 days to a week
User :   any suggestions?
Doctor :   How long have you had this problem?
User :   since childhood, i guess. am healthy usually, but get this cold once in 3 months
Doctor :   Have you seen an ENT for this prob at any time?
User :   yes, it solves the problem temporarily, but not a permanent solution
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did the ENT tell you had seasonal allergic rhinitis?
User :   no, he did not specify any such illness
User :   he just gave me medicines for the cold
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If you have this problem since childhood
Doctor :   you most probably have allergic rhinitis
User :   ok.
Doctor :   It is usually more sevre in colder weather or spring during the flowering seasons
Doctor :   or in polluted areas
User :   ok..
User :   yes, polluted areas, definitely.
Doctor :   its an allergic reaction
Doctor :   because your nose is sensitive
User :   ok. so what do I do about it?
Doctor :   what you can do to minimise hte problem
Doctor :   is buy yourself an mask
Doctor :   Drink plenty of fluids so that any irritaing particles are cleared easily from ur nose
Doctor :   water keeps your nose secretions watery
Doctor :   you can also practice breathing exercises like pranayamas have shown benefical effects in some cases
User :   ok. any medicines i shoudl try?
Doctor :   IS there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ok.. thanks for the help.
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