Please tell me if these symptoms of asthma or alergy


Q: Good afternoon doctor, every day I have a cold and sneezing and I think this alergy then I take Zyrtec for alergy. I recovered but cold at night I sleep my breath so wheezing and this is very annoying me


A:   Hello
Welcome to Ask The Doctor.

You seem to be suffering Chronic Allergic Rhinitis or Chronic Bronchitis.
I would advise in such scenario:
1. Hemogram with ESR
2. ECG
3. Chest X-ray
If the Chest X-ray and these blood investigations show no sign of infection then, you would be treated for Allergic cough.
Initially, you would be treated with a combination of Levocetirizine and Montelukast.
But your doctor will examine your chest for any wheezes/spasm.
In such scenario, your Doctor would prescribe you inhalers containing bronchi dilators like Salbutamol.
You might also require short dose of a Steroid inhaler like Budesonide.
Share my opinion with your doctor before acting upon it.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy.

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