Allergic Rhinitis: Information on causes and symptoms
- Posted on- Aug 25, 2015
Allergic rhinitis is a condition wherein you breathe something which you are allergic to causing inside of your nose to swell. It causes irritation mostly in the eyes and nose. You can be allergic to dust, dander, pollen etc. Allergic Rhinitis is commonly referred as nasal allergy, pollinosis or hay fever. It is a disease which is inherited from parent. If your parent have any respiratory disease like tuberculosis, asthma etc. then the probability of you getting such a disease is 50 percent.
An oversensitive immune system is usually cited for the occurrence of allergic rhinitis. The immune system is your shield against harmful and ailment-causing viruses and bacteria. In some people, immune system reacts violently to substances or allergens that are not generally harmful or disease-causing.
The most common and primary cause of allergic rhinitis is allergy to pollen. Pollens are very fine and powder-like substances produced by seed plants’ anthers. Allergic rhinitis can be similar to allergic reactions exhibited in some people by allergies to animal dander, inhaled allergens, mould and dust.
Signs and symptoms of Allergic rhinitis
The most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis are:
Treatment of Allergic rhinitis
Best treatment is avoiding the allergens
itself that triggers Allergic Rhinitis. Though it may not be completely possible to avoid allergens but you may at least reduce your exposure to such allergens. There are varied medications accessible to treat Allergic Rhinitis, but your doctor may prescribe you depending upon the severity of symptoms and other factors like age and your prevailing medical condition
There are nose sprays and Antihistamines
available. They do provide relief and are helpful but they even cause side effects. Their main aim is to ease allergic symptoms like nasal itching, runny nose, sneezing and stuffy nose. After immediate relief though a proper treatment needs to be taken or symptoms may recur.
Immunotherapy is another option of treatment. It involves gradually giving rising doses of substance to which a person is allergic to. It helps as immune system becomes less sensitive to that allergen by producing antibody which minimizes the symptoms.
Enhance your daily health care by avoiding any contact with allergens. You also need to keep away from stimulating foods like fish and other seafood. Eat more of nourishing food. Also quit smoking
and as far as possible stay away from passive smoking
. Try to stay away from outdoor polluted air.
Prevention of Allergic rhinitis
To prevent the onset of allergic rhinitis, people with history should try to remain indoors or inside air-conditioned rooms especially during the pollination or hay season
. Remember that most pollinating trees produce and air-spread pollens during spring. In the case of flowers and grasses, they pollinate during summer and ragweed produce pollen in early autumn.
Remember these interesting facts so you would know how to prevent getting another allergic rhinitis
episode. It could not be that deadly, but it would really feel uncomfortable.