What causes frequent cold and flu like symptoms?

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Posted on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: i get cold and flu very frequently whenever the weather changes . i stay in Sydney Australia. do i need to get any checkups or tests done. i generally take coldaral or panadol for a week n then i am fine. but i dont wish to take these medications so frequently. plz van you suggest a better way
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
We are should rule out allergic rhinitis in your case.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, we should rule out allergic rhinitis in your case.
Allergic rhinitis is having seasonal variation and cough frequent cold and flu like symptoms.
So better to consult ENT doctor and rule out allergic rhinitis.
No test is required. It is mostly clinical diagnosis.
Or sometimes allergy testing I required to identify the allergens.
Best treatment of allergy is identification of allergen and if possible complete avoidance of it.
So consult ENT doctor and discuss 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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