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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: Hi,

I'm someone who cannot remember the time due to allergic rhinitis where I do not sneeze 6+ times a day. All of a sudden a week ago I haven't sneezed once in a week. I've gotten the start of the sensation a few times but it fades quickly on its own (no sneeze). Wondering if rare side effect of carafate liquid I'm taking for a recent stomach procedure. I've been on it 4 times a day for almost a month. I've also been getting allergy shots for about 3 years so I'm wondering if it's suddenly working. However, I would think inhaling a little bit of black pepper would have made me sneeze and it did not.

Should I be worried? Other thoughts of what's going on?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum..

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry for this.
Apart from allergic shots, best treatment for allergic rhinitis is intranasal spray containing steroid (fluticasone) and azelastin.
So start this spray twice daily in each nostril.
Also take combination of montelukast (anti allergic) and fexofenadine (antihistamine) once a day at night before going to sleep.
Also do regular steam inhalation 4-5 times a day.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
I want to make sure my question was clear. I'm not trying to figure out how not to sneeze or treat my allergies. I see an allergist for this which is why I'm getting allergy shots. I cannot sneeze and feel like I need to. Black pepper, tweezing nose hair, light, nothing works. Why would I suddenly lose the ability to sneeze. I have the feeling start and then it goes away and is not amounting to a sneeze.

I'm worried what would have changed that I'm unable to sneeze for days now.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry if you are don't get sneeze.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry if you don't get sneeze.
Think positive that your disease is improving now.
Allergens is a previously causing sneezing are now not able to cause sneezing problems.
This is common after immunotherapy.
Don't worry about it.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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