Allergic rhinitis

What is Allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis means inflammation of nasal mucosa because of hyperactivity of body's immune system to various allergens present in the atmosphere most common being dust and pollens. It is characterized by repeated sneezing, running nose, itching of nose throat and eyes also sometimes watery eyes.

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My wife has been suffering from allergic rhinitis for the last 1.5 years and she used to suddenly wake up in the night and start coughing uncontrollably and a warm cup of milk with turmeric in it would control the cough within 15 mins. She took Montek LC for about a month and later moved to alternate medicine (homeopathy). As long as she was taking homeopathic medicines, the cough was under control. Now, she is 8 weeks pregnant and seems to be suffering from rhinitis of pregnancy and her usual medicines are not helping. She has severely blocked nose and is unable to breathe. Steam inhalation or saline nasal sprays are not helping or are very temporary. Considering that she is in her first trimester, we dont want to take allopathic medicines. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

Hello
I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of the information provided it appears that your wife has allergic rhinitis and now her symptoms have worsened in Pregnancy. Pregnancy leads to congestion in nose and it is a known fact.
The options that you have tried like saline nasal...

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i have been suffering with allergic rhinitis foe several months , have visited many doctors and have been given the sam medicine over and again but no improvement and now i have severe chest congestion as well kindly help,i dont know what is that which iam allergic to

doctor1 MD

Hello.

Thank you for asking at HCM.

I went through your history.

Were I treating you, looking at your symptom severity, I would suggest you intranasal corticosteroid sprays for 1-2 weeks and montelukast for 2-4 weeks. Once your symptoms are well controlled, I would change over to montelukast and...

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I am suffering from allergic rhinitis since 15 years and by taking montair LC tablet daily get me relief.can I take it regularly.is there any side effects if I continue taking it daily.pl advise is there any weight gain due to this as I gain weight .i am 47 yr old

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to HCM,
The drug is very effective in controlling the symptoms of the allergy. Every drug will have its side effects but the benefits over weigh the risk of the drugs.
As you are having allergy for last 15 years, I would suggest you to undergo Skin prick test to know the allergen...

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my nine year son regulary suffered with allergic rhinitis and bronchitis. the doctor has put him on budecort 100 2 puffs BD. she has adviced to continuously give the medicine for two years. is it correct to give the medicine continuously for two years

doctor1 MD

Hi...Budecort is an inhaled corticosteroid and it is suggested to be used in asthma and multi triggered wheeze or viral associated wheeze. Regarding continuing the medication for 2 years it depends on symptom control. If the symptoms are controlled well then it has to gradually tapered and...

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hi..i m always experiencing sneezing when i m exposed to dust or any any allergens..i ve consulted a doctor then he told me i m having an allergic rhinitis ...will i have the tendency to develop any lung diseases or any lung condition in the future?..i do seldom use antihistamine as my medicine..what else can i do to prevent this?

doctor1 MD

Hello dear...
I went through your post in which you have mentioned that you are having Allergic rhinitis.

Management includes:
1. Antihistamine preparations, corticosteroids & nasal decongestants to provide symptomatic relief during acute attacks.
2. Montelukast preparations may be used as a...

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hi i ve been using meth for 12 years. since i was 13 and now i m 25 years old. i never have this problem before but during this 12 years i been on and off meth, only this past 2 years i start to notice that each time i stop using, the next day i start to sneeze like crazy. all night long. it got better or stop each time i use again. now i want to quit but its hard because my nose wont stop running, regardless what medicine im taking to reduce the symptoms. i even took extra-strange pseudoephedrane ( sudafed ) and it didn t help at all . helllpp mee...THANKS.

doctor1 MD

Dear Mr Anonymous
Its likely that you are suffering from rhinitis, when episodic and continuous. often it is allergic rhinitis. As you were suffering from something, for which amphetamine (meth?) was started, this drugs gives partial relief from allergic rhinitis. Due to this you didnot...

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hi doctor! I have been sneezing continuosly since morning.. I have trouble in breathing from nose too at night while I sleep, i usually have to sleep from my mouth as my nose remains blocked . Since it is getting colder day by day, its getting worse. Last year this time i had got my blood test done in which it said that my eosonophil count is high. please suggest whta i should do

doctor1 MD

hello and welcome to HCM!
your sign and symptoms indicate towards you having allergic rhinitis. patient usually has running nose, repeated episode of sneezing watery eyes, headaches, etc. for an acute attack antihistamines are the drug of choice (cetirizine-zyrtec 10mg once daily). you can use an...

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i have allergic rhinitis,sinusitis...bt from 7-8 mnths i am feeling restlessness,dipression,speechlessness,breathing problem and also weakness every time...also consulted doctors but they said i dont hav any problem in chest what is the cause of it...

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query.
From your history it seems to me that you may be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder for which you need to consult a psychiatrist. I think you will be benefited by this. Also you should take an appointment to an ENT specialist to have a detailed evaluation of...

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hello doctors,
I'm 25 yrs old male,i have been suffering from continous nose blockages since 6 months,sometimes in any of the nostril,but most of the time in both the nostrils.so i have been using nasal sprays like otrivin or nasivion for getting relief(continously about 5 times daily).i have consulted an ENT doctor,he adviced it as the allergic rhinitis and he told me that my nasal blood vessels have become swollen,temporarily he precribed antihistamine corticosteriod spray for 15 days.but he adviced for permanent relief laser turbinoplasty has to be done. Please advice your views on this.

Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
try medical treatment for 3 months

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your query.
I am completely agreed with your doctor as you are suffering from the allergic rhinitis.
But for allergic rhinitis you don’t take the good treatment.

As I personally advised better to go for...

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Hi this is buvana age-24 from chennai.Iam having sneezing while cooking and cleaning my rooms for the past 1 yr for this i have consulted the doctor and have undergone an endoscopy on my nose.and the doctor precscribed me to use the nasal spray called DUONASE,after using the spary i feel relieve in the 10min.as i have been using this spary for the last 4months.In the mean i use to have cough continously where it will goes after i take the tablets and comes again within 1 or 2 month. in between i have taken the blood test it shows me everything is normal.but last week i had severe cough and i found difficult to breathe in the night.this breething problem is happening for the first time.what should i do now?how to cure these things?is this is the symptoms for ASTHUMA?Pls advice......... Pls suggest me which nasal spray i can use ... or else can i use DUONASE which iam using currently? iam having cough with sputum.

doctor1 MD

Hello Buvana
you are suffering from Allergic Rhinitis and associated wheezy bronchitis.I think it is better you go for Budecort1.0mg respules by nebulizer regularly once a day for 15 days and take telecast-lc idaily for 1 month ,if you have Duanase nasal spray you continue to take,You must avoid...

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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)

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Hi Doctor, My wife is 23 weeks now, she gets allergic rhinitis often during winter (Nov, Dec) and her nose gets blocked. She has started taking Oxymetazoline nasal drops ( Otrivin-one drop, sometimes two on each nostril ) almost 2 weeks back and...

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Hi my cousin who is pregnant on her 1st trimester took one single avil tablet 25 mg without knowing for allergic rhinitis is that ok?now she stopped taking

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