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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis affects the immune system and non-allergic rhinitis doesn’t; it shows common symptoms like congestion, sneezing, cold and stays around the vasomotor.

Symptoms

  • Nose Itching
  • Cough and sneezing
  • Nosebleeds
  • Watery eyes
  • Repetitive headaches
  • Sore and painful throat
  • Unable to smell and taste
  • Sinuses becomes inactive
  • Pain in face
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue

Causes

It happens when the airways swell and particularly triggers the mucous membrane of the nose. It also depends on which season and month and changes defined as seasonal allergic rhinitis. It causes due to:

  •  Animal Saliva
  •  Tree pollens
  •  Flower pollen
  •  Airborne mold spores
  •  Ragweed

More about Treatment

It is similar to chronic cold and widely defined as hay fever allergy or inflammation of nasal mucosa. It affects the nose and mainly happens due to the pollen plant, which usually takes place when the immune system overreacts to certain substances.

It is linked with allergic asthma because of the common signs and when upper and lower airways meet at one junction. This occurs due to an unbalanced lifestyle, lack of sleep and diet. It varies from person to person in some it stays for weeks and some for months and in rare cases it stays for years.

When these inhaling allergens enter the body via nose, rhinitis becomes active. As these aren’t easily preventable, it is frequently visible in the world's 15-30% population and half of the population includes children only.

ALLERGIC RHINITIS TREATMENT

Treating allergic rhinitis involves treating allergy, rhinitis or both. There are tons of ways to treat allergic rhinitis. Your doctor may prescribe oral medications, anti-inflammatory medications or may take the traditional and natural route of home remedies. Some of the ways are below:

ANTIHISTAMINES FOR ALLERGIC RHINITIS

This fight against the histamines, available in various forms such as nasal sprays, creams or tablets, according to doctor’s advice. It is very effective and stops the runny nose, itchiness, headache, scratch throat, as fast as possible. If eyes become red and watery then some eye drops should be taken.

Some of the popular and efficient antihistamines are:

  • Benadryl
  • Zyrtec
  • Claritin
  • Allegra

If the symptoms are stubborn then it might take 1-2 weeks to get well.

IMMUNOTHERAPY

If urgency demands, you might also need allergy shots. Sublingual drops are also a beneficial option to protect the immune system against allergic particles. If this is done accurately then chances of new allergies becomes almost zero. Initially the doctor gives 1 shot in a week then after increasing your capability level may increase to 3-4 shots in a week for quick treatment.

VASOMOTOR RHINITIS

It is a form of chronic rhinitis, along with unable sneezing, rhinorrhea and by affecting blood vessels.

VASOMOTOR RHINITIS CAUSES

  • Consumption of spicy and hot food.
  • Frequent alcohol
  • Animal dander
  • VMR focused people

Non- Allergic Rhinitis

It is similar to vasomotor rhinitis, because both have similar symptoms. Also, it has some symptoms similar to fever.

Perennial Rhinitis

When perennial Rhinitis occurs, it doesn't easily go from the body and thus, some symptoms last for years.

Perennial Rhinitis Causes

It is caused by following things:

  • Cockroach bite
  • Mold
  • Animal hair and skin
  • Dust

Seasonal Rhinitis

It occurs in a specific season or when the season changes mostly during autumn and spring.

Seasonal Rhinitis Causes

  • Spores and pollen
  • Dust particles
  • Animal urine

Gustatory Rhinitis

It happens mostly due to weird eating habits and due to certain food items. Sweating occurs occasionally and lacrimation also.

FAQ

1. What will happen if Allergic rhinitis is left untreated?

If left untreated, symptoms typically get worse and serious complications occur in the organs. Ear infections, acute rhinitis sinusitis, etc. can easily happen.

2. Is taking an antihistamine everyday bad for you?

Yes some side effects are there if you use antihistamine for long-term but are minor such as headache, fatigue, dry mouth. But otherwise, it is completely safe for adults and children.

3. What are the home remedies for allergic rhinitis?

Lukewarm Ginger water or tea, tulsi (Holy Basil) fenugreek, mint leaves, etc. are some of the best food options which one should consider in the diet for amazing benefits and to relieve allergic rhinitis.

4. What is generally the cost of allergic immunotherapy?

The cost of treatment varies from country to country. in India it is about Rs. 3000-4000 (approx. 50 - 60 $). per month but it fluctuates and depends on your allergy level and hospital.

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