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what causes cold, itchy eyes and nasal congestion?

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Posted on Sat, 5 Nov 2016
Question: I am a 26 yr old male. Im having sinus problem for a very long time. I often catch cold when i sit under a/c and itchiness in eyes as well. It also feels like there is a block in my nose when i breathe normally. Is there another way to treat this other than cleaning the sinus?
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Allergic rhinitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. These are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

2. The initial treatment is with medicines. This includes anti-allergic medication, steroid nasal sprays, steam inhalation and saline nasal washes.

3. Allergy test can be done to pin-point the exact allergens responsible for these symptoms. Non-allergic rhinitis can also be differentiated.

4. Nasal congestion can be treated with nasal turbinate reduction. Radio-frequency and coblation are newer techniques.

5. Balloon Sinuplasty and Functional Endosocpic Sinus Surgery (FESS) may be required depending upon the response to medication or Sinus CT images.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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what causes cold, itchy eyes and nasal congestion?

Brief Answer: Allergic rhinitis. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. 1. These are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. 2. The initial treatment is with medicines. This includes anti-allergic medication, steroid nasal sprays, steam inhalation and saline nasal washes. 3. Allergy test can be done to pin-point the exact allergens responsible for these symptoms. Non-allergic rhinitis can also be differentiated. 4. Nasal congestion can be treated with nasal turbinate reduction. Radio-frequency and coblation are newer techniques. 5. Balloon Sinuplasty and Functional Endosocpic Sinus Surgery (FESS) may be required depending upon the response to medication or Sinus CT images. I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them. Regards.