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Treatment for allergic rhinitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   doctor,I HAVE SOME INFLAMMATION IN MY THROAT AND THEY SAY IT IS ALLERGIC RHINITIS.what is this and what medication to be taken
Doctor :   Rhinitis is a swelling of the mucous membrane due to irritation or congestion and results in a runny nose, itching, and sneezing
Doctor :   if it is due to allergies then it is called allergic rhinitis
Doctor :   allergic substances like pollen
Doctor :   dust
User :   doctor i had cough for 10 -12 days and even my voice has changed
Doctor :   ok
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Doctor :   Most cases of mild allergic rhinitis require little more than reducing exposure to allergens and using a nasal wash.
Doctor :   r u able to follow
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Doctor :   unless ur suspectible for cold and in foggy and cold climates
User :   with an antibiotic i will be okay
Doctor :   for allergic rhinitis u need no antibiotic
Doctor :   Decongestants relieve nasal congestion and itchy eyes
Doctor :   Corticosteroid and sodium cromoglycate nasal sprays reduce inflammation and are effective in treating allergic rhinitis symptoms.
Doctor :   Immunotherapy may be given to people over seven whose allergies are severe and do not respond to medication.
User :   why is steam inhalation done
Doctor :   these treatment are for extreme cases
Doctor :   to relieve congestion
Doctor :   nasal decongestion
Doctor :   when warm steam
Doctor :   decongests
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   if i touch water i get a cold and will immunotherapy work for me.moreover the sputum is yellow in colour
Doctor :   if sputum is yellow in color
Doctor :   then it might be due to infection
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Doctor :   yellow sputum is due to infection
User :   then antibiotic necesary
Doctor :   yes
User :   how is that an allergic person lead a normal life and improve ones immune system as i am worried over my sickness as i have 2 kids
Doctor :   u need to worry
Doctor :   all u need is stay away from the things which trigger allergic reations
Doctor :   reactions
Doctor :   if u have severe reactions
User :   what is tree pollens and they say it is more in bangalore and i feel i am allergic to that
Doctor :   u might need immunotherapy
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   nearly 30% of people in are affected by pollen
User :   how is that a person can lead a life without venturing out
Doctor :   u can wear masks
Doctor :   and keep ur house in clean and hygienic environment
Doctor :   usually this happens during winter
Doctor :   u can lead a normal life
Doctor :   The most common way to combat a pollen allergy is to visit your Doctor and discuss taking an anti-histamine
Doctor :   There are a number of prescriptions that target specific symptoms, and your Doctor will know which one is best for your condition.
User :   if anypersons clean the house or dust them even in my presence or absence i will suffer with wheezing for atleast 1 week
Doctor :   You might also be sensitive to dust and dust mites
Doctor :   It's almost impossible to avoid pollen unless you stay indoors and you have an expensive air filter system in your home.
User :   what is immunotherapy is it expensive and how is it done
Doctor :   immunotheraphy is to make the immune system tolerant to the allergen.
User :   is it a medicine
Doctor :   allergy shots are given
Doctor :   these make immune system tolerant
User :   what is allergy shots
Doctor :   Allergy shots are like vaccinations
User :   is it expensive and which consultant should i contact for this type of treatment
Doctor :   shots contain a purified form of the allergens that are causing problems
Doctor :   u need to consult a ENT specialist first
Doctor :   he will guide or refer u to immunologist if needed
Doctor :   r u there
User :   doctor also my daughter who is 31/2 yrs old,she also often gets cold and cough and any vaccinations are there to improve her immune system
Doctor :   she needs to evaluated first
User :   flu vaccine
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   every year there will new strain
Doctor :   of virus
Doctor :   vaccine is available
User :   in food how can we both develop our immune system
Doctor :   yogurts
Doctor :   Vitamin C helps to keep your immune system health
Doctor :   This meal plan includes fruits, vegetables and juices high in vitamin C to help fight off illness.
Doctor :   Whole grains and cereals contain more nutrients than highly processed foods. You'll find plenty of whole-grain breads and fortified cereals in the Immunity Booster plan.
Doctor :   Garlic has antibiotic properties that can help prevent disease. This diet includes at least one clove each day in your foods.
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   thank you very much for all the valuable information provided
Doctor :   ur welcome
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