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Need your Advice about Non allergic rhinitis

It has been found that due to no reason whatsoever, some people get non allergic rhinitis,ie sneezing follwed by sore throat and even severe headache.the sneezing is triggered at night or evenings.use of anti-histamines,helps, but it cannot be used for long,since one gets immune to the medicine,some were recommended Montec.I do not know whether it is required at all.The latest drug in this catagory is Allegra, which is helpful in some patients.Pl. share your experience and views on the above
Mon, 1 Aug 2011
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hi,thanks for query.This allergic rhinitis only.Some allergen like dust,smoke or strong smell acts as triggers and that leads to allergic reaction which can lead to series of events.If you can find one,please avoid allergen is the best treatment,in other case you can go allergy testing and try to find a cause.Some anti allergic immunoglobin injections gives relief for long term,please discuss this with your doctor.
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Allegra is the drug used for allergic rhinitis symptoms control. it will not help in non allergic rhinitis. the cause for non allergic rhinitis is not allergey, this should be confirmed by allergen and nasal tissue examination. there are many types of non allergic rhynitis and each has different treatment. if not allergic rhinitis than there is no point in taking the Allegra

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