How can I treat my nasal allergy?
Q: I am a 43 years old man having nasal allergy for the past 20 years. I sneeze a lot with running nose and watery eyes after every 2 to 3 days. My nose and ears get blocked and sometime I get a headache also. The Doctor says that I have allergy besides a deviated nasal septum (DNS). I use the following tablets and sprays quite often. Tablets - Rigix, Zyrtex.tandegyl, Panadal CF, Actifid P, etc. Sprays - Rhinosone, Nasonex, Nasocort, Rhinoclien. I also have got allergy test and used vaccine for six months but got no relief. Some doctors have suggested Septoplasty. Please advise whether I should go for Septoplasty or not.
A:Your symptoms are suggestive that you have an allergic condition. The medications you have taken are meant to treat allergies. These medications are relievers (mainly in the form of tablets) and presenters (as sprays), prolong use of combination of these two can control allergies in most of the cases. But, if a condition like DNS is obstructing the passage in the nose and the secretions are getting blocked than surgical procedures are helpful. I suggest not to get disheartened but to decide about surgery after evaluation of the para nasal sinuses with a CT scan, etc.