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How to treat allergic rhinitis?

Hi my age is 36/m weight is around 79 kgs, when I was 20 years old I was diagnosed with Allergic rhinitis had Cryosurgery at age of 23 and had been taking following medications off and on ...Allegra , cetrizine,some antibiotics..when needed...this problem disappears on its own and re occur on its own mostly it happens in summers and extreme winters not sure if there is any permanent cure to it ( sometimes I have stuffy nose and sometimes its watery with heavy sneezing)
Sat, 7 Apr 2018
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Hello,

You may be suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis the triggering agent may be temperature or pollen or animal dander or environmental pollution etcetera.

Avoid cool drinks and freeze water, use humidifier, use water vapour inhalation and salt water gargling thrice a day for five days.

Use tablet Levocetirizine and Montelukast daily at night for one week. If symptoms not improved, then please consult immunologist/allergy clinics, they will test for triggering agents and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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