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Remedy for treating rhinitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Good morning.
User :   good morning
Doctor :   This is Dr here.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   may i know u r name
User :   k
User :   actually i am suffering with cold from past 20 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am not using any medicine
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and also today morning when i wake up severe headache
Doctor :   Can you explain what exactly you meant by cold - do you feel that your body is cold or you are experiencing nasal congestion/blocked nose?
User :   running nose
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you having the symptoms continuously or does it happen intermittently?
User :   intermittently
Doctor :   Do you find any factor that is aggravating your symptoms?
User :   i think morning whether
Doctor :   Ok
User :   if i eat curd then in the morning i will get cold.
Doctor :   Can you describe the headache you had this morning?
Doctor :   Is the pain located on part of the head - if so which part or did you feel it as facial pain?
User :   something pain in the head
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you mean forehead?
User :   two side left and right
Doctor :   *front of the head above your eyes?
User :   no no forehead
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not front of the eyes .
Doctor :   Do you find any other symptoms associated with your symptoms such as fever, irritation of the throat, cough?
Doctor :   Did you have similar headaches in the past?
User :   no fever some times i will get cough
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Do you have history of allergies?
User :   male 26
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems such as diabetes?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Based on your description,
Doctor :   you are suffering from rhinitis.
Doctor :   The cause could be due to allergic/vasomotor/infective one.
User :   k
Doctor :   Apart from this there could be a local nose problem such as deviated septum or sinusitis that could be also triggering it.
User :   yes i am having allergy in the nose
Doctor :   Such symptoms are usually a chronic one.
Doctor :   and treatment is going to be a slow and gradual one.
User :   k
Doctor :   Let me suggest you few measures that will help you.
User :   but allergy in the nose is very high
Doctor :   1. Since allergic symptoms are common due to exposure of dust and pollens, you need to avoid going into a busy street (cover your nose and mouth with a mask while driving)
Doctor :   2. Use local antihistamines.
Doctor :   They are available as inhalers/nasal drops.
Doctor :   Some of the common available ones are nasoclear nasal drops.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Steam inhalations thrice a day for a week
User :   and what for headache
Doctor :   4. You can avail oral antiallergic medications such as cetrizine. you can use them one tablet a day at night for next 5 days.
Doctor :   5. When the headache is severe, use simple pain killers such as tablet dolo 650mg one tablet.
User :   ok
Doctor :   6. Watch out for few symptoms - symptoms such as fever, recurring severe and throbbing headaches,
Doctor :   sore throat and sputum producing cough.
Doctor :   If such symptoms occur then you need to see a doctor and obtain antibiotics.
User :   ok
Doctor :   7. Lastly if these symptoms occur very frequently/seasonally then you need to see an ENT specialist who will physically examine you and look for any local ENT problems such as
Doctor :   sinisitis or Deviated nasal septum and treat it accordingly.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thats it doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   i wil use the medicine which u have mentioned thank you ..,
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!
User :   k bye
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