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Suggest treatment for excessive sneezing

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Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: I am having excessive sneezing throughout day specially when i wake up followed up with flue nd fluids coming out of nose; tried anti alergic but no use. Its been almost a month now.
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Mostly it is allegic but needs further evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to health care magic,

I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.

Excessive sneezing could be related to many problem but here I would like to ask some more information,

1) Since when you suffer from excessive sneezing
2) Do you have any other symptom like cold,cough,congestion,fever, throat pain etc
3) Have you tired any allopathic medications ever?

However,with such presentation, I would perform ENT examination to rule out,

i) allergic rhinitis,
ii) vasomotor rhinitis or
iii) deviated nasal septum (nasal blockage).
iv) If necessary nasal endoscopy (to exclude pus (sinusitis) or polyp), blood tests (absolute eosinophilic count).

You may require steroidal nasal sprays, antihistamines and nasal decongestant drops depending on the investigations.

Hope this answers your question,

Wishing you good health.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Sandip Kabra (16 hours later)
1, i am suffering since one month from excessive sneezing
2, sometimes i do feel cold and coughing
3, no, i have never tried allopathic medication
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Go for ENT examination,take symptomatic treatment meanwhile.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the follow-up.

This is likely to be due to rhinitis (allergic or infective) or acute sinusitis but you need to rue out other possibilities also.

Excessive sneezing with runny nose is mostly due to viral infection because of our low immunity or allergic to certain substances like dust,pollens or grass.

Meanwhile,you can take symptommatic treatment,

1) Take antibiotics (quinolones like ofloxacin or macrolides like azithromycin) to prevent super-infection.Some local doctor or GP may prescribe it.

2) Take antiallergic drugs like antihistamines (cetrizine or levocetrizine) with mast cell stabilizers (montelukast) to combat allergic symptoms.

3)Take decongestants like phyenylephrine if you have congestive symptoms in nose or throat.

4) Steroid nasal spray like rhinocort,flonase or beconase.

5) Nebulisation twice daily with saline or take steam inhalation 2 to 3 times a day will also be helpful.

Also,the best way to cure allergy is to avoid contact with the allergen,so you can make out which particular substance is causing it and try avoid contact it.

So,You should consult ENT specialist who can recommend you certain blood tests, ESR and X-ray of face with ENT examination to make a diagnosis clear.

Hope this information will help you.If still any query then you can ask me.

Regards,

Dr.Sandip kabra

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Suggest treatment for excessive sneezing

Brief Answer: Mostly it is allegic but needs further evaluation. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to health care magic, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. Excessive sneezing could be related to many problem but here I would like to ask some more information, 1) Since when you suffer from excessive sneezing 2) Do you have any other symptom like cold,cough,congestion,fever, throat pain etc 3) Have you tired any allopathic medications ever? However,with such presentation, I would perform ENT examination to rule out, i) allergic rhinitis, ii) vasomotor rhinitis or iii) deviated nasal septum (nasal blockage). iv) If necessary nasal endoscopy (to exclude pus (sinusitis) or polyp), blood tests (absolute eosinophilic count). You may require steroidal nasal sprays, antihistamines and nasal decongestant drops depending on the investigations. Hope this answers your question, Wishing you good health. Regards,