Everything you wanted to know about allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common breathing problems nowadays. It is a kind of nasal infection caused by allergens. It is believed that almost around 10% of Indians suffer from allergic rhinitis at a particular time. Allergic rhinitis is commonly named as hay fever. In this condition, you experience acute irritation in your nasal cavity. The common symptoms of rhinitis are as follows.

  • A stuffy nose
  • A nose running continuously
  • Continuous sneezing
  • Itching in the nasal cavity
  • Itch and watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Any combination of all these symptoms might befall you in allergic rhinitis. However, it is not uncommon that you have all these symptoms at the same time. In such a condition, it becomes very difficult to maintain your coolness. This is the reason why it is advised to get allergic rhinitis treated at the onset of the symptoms. It has been seen that when you treat any throat or nasal condition at the initial stage, it gets easily treated.

Like any other breathing problems, allergic rhinitis is caused by external agents. Primarily, there are a few allergens which trigger the onset of allergic rhinitis. Actually, the symptoms you experience in allergic rhinitis are side effects of the action of histamines, which is an enzyme secreted in your body when you come in contact with the allergens. You cannot help the trigger of histamines in your body. In fact, the histamines are a natural reaction of the body. So, to protect yourself from allergic rhinitis, the best way would be to stay away of the allergens. To do that, you should know about the allergens. The allergens which cause allergic rhinitis are as follows.

  1. Dust

Every time you go outside, you get prone to acquiring dust in your nasal cavity. During the winter seasons, when the air is crisp, the problem of dust in the air increases. Suspended air particles too cause similar problem as that of dust. The best way to prevent dust would be to wear masks whenever you go outside.

  1. Fur

If you have a pet dog or cat in your home, you are definitely more vulnerable to nasal allergies and allergic cough. The hair of your pet animal might enter your nose and trigger allergic reactions. This is the reason why should keep your pets well-groomed always.

  1. Moulds

The spores of fungi and moulds are one of the dangerous causes of allergic reaction. This things might pose a threat to humans during the monsoon season. So, it is very important that you prevent the growth of moulds in your home by sorting out all leakage problems in the house problem. Every nook and corner of the house should be cleaned on a regular basis.

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