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Remedy to avoid frequent sneezing in the morning - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Halo Doctor, Good afternoon
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I am xxxx, 32 years old
User :   I am continously sneezing for atleast 10 to 15 times immediately after waking up
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this
User :   I was previously working at xxxx during 2002-2006, it started for me in 2004. I shifted to xxxx in 2006 and I didn't face this problem. Again for the past one week I am facing this trouble.
User :   Previously doctor suggested to use a Nasal spray.
User :   (I don't remember the name of the spray)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you allergic to dust or smoke or humid air?
User :   Also I want you to tell you, I am facing this problem around April/May only.
User :   I am not allergic to dust or smoke.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would like to ask you afew questions to get a better idea
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Age: ;Gender; Occupation: ; Location:
User :   Age: 32, Gender: Male, Occupation: xxxx, Location: Bangalore
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other medical illness that you have
User :   No Sir
Doctor :   allergies or running nose that you have
User :   No sir
Doctor :   any medicines tha you have talken iun the recent past
User :   No, I didn't take any medicine for the past 2 weeks
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Sneezing is usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa, but can more rarely be caused by sudden exposure to bright light or a full stomach.
User :   Ok. But, early in the morning my stomach will be empty as well as I don't come out of the house by the time sneezing starts for me.
Doctor :   do you keep your home clean or
User :   OK, but by the time I wake up, my stomach will be empty and I don't go outside the house by the time sneezing starts for me.
Doctor :   keep closed windows since the morning mist will also be the cause
User :   yes, we keep the windows closed from evening 6 to morning 7
Doctor :   any ENT examination that you have had coz a deviated nasal septum will also coz similar picture
User :   ok. any natural remedy or medicative treatment for permanent cure sir?
Doctor :   i shall type it pout till when you can fill this form
User :   ok
Doctor :   pls wait
Doctor :   clean your nose early in the mrg soon after you get up
Doctor :   Allergy to pollen, mold, dander, dust could be there that could irritate
Doctor :   Corticosteroid inhalation (from certain nose sprays) will help but in the long run cause more harm
Doctor :   Avoid Nasal irritants such as dust and powders
Doctor :   ru there
User :   I am available.Noting down the points.
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   step outside into the sunshine when ever you have this sensation
User :   Can I take bath with cold water? What about head bath? (I take thrice a week)
Doctor :   It should not be a trouble..since its summer time now..
Doctor :   Remove pets from the home to eliminate animal dander
User :   ok, luckily I don't have pets at home
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   Use air filtration devices to reduce pollen in the air
User :   Will I have to change/avoid some food stuff like cooldrinks, icecreams, buttermilk etc sir?
Doctor :   Antihistamines are the first line of therapy for sneezing caused by allergies. Nasal steroid sprays may be helpful in more chronic conditions.
Doctor :   no there are no sucjh requirements since you have this only in the morning
User :   Ok, can I use a hanky across my nose as a measure for "air filtration"
Doctor :   yes when ever you are travelling
User :   ok. What are Antihistamines?
Doctor :   Tablets like Cetrizine
Doctor :   they will reduce the secretions and prevent the sneezing
User :   Good reminder for me, last saturday I took 25mg Cetrizine and it worked for 2 days. But I felt that taking regularly will make effect my health. Am I right doctor?
Doctor :   yes but take it on a symptomatic basis like when ever your symptoms are worse take it
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   On Symptomatic basis means whenever I find sneezing I have to take it. Right sir?
Doctor :   yes
User :   One more thing sir, you asked me to clean my nose after waking up. Do you want me to clean with cold water?
Doctor :   luke warm water..
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User :   Ok Sir, Thanks for your adivce for the problem I am facing.
Doctor :   bye..
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