Consists of mostly symptoms concerning the nose, which come as a consequence of coming in contact with an allergen (dust, pollens, animal hair/fur etc). During inhalation, specific domains of the allergen lodge in the nasal mucous and later diffuse into nasal tissue. Histamine gets secreted in the nasal tissue, which causes itchiness in the affected tissue, increased secretion of mucous, rash etc. Rhinitis affects 1 in 6 people.
Rhinitis is defined as the presence of the following symptoms for longer than 1 hour a day and which lasts for over 2 weeks:
A physician must determine if the rhinitis is seasonal, always present, or related to one’s workplace environment.
Congestion usually occurs in the early morning or late in the evening, and can cause sleeping habit disruption. It is often coupled with itchiness of the throat, nose or eyes. In these cases, the patient must remain vigilant, since the sinuses could be affected, or a blockage of the Eustachian tube may occur. Patients may experience loss of their sense of smell, fatigue which could also be related to the sleep cycle disruption. These symptoms are more frequent and severe among allergic rhinitis cases which are present all year long. During diagnosis, the physician must differentiate between allergic rhinitis and other diseases that are associated with cold symptoms:
Identify allergen responsible, eliminate from daily routine.
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<p>Seasonal allergies are allergic reactions which appear in certain periods of the year. The causes of seasonal allergies are aero-allergens, which are complex particles that are spread through the air.</p>
<p>Allergic Rhinitis is one of the main seasonal allergies consisting of symptoms mostly concerning the nose, which come as a consequence of coming in contact with an allergen (dust, pollens, animal hair/fur, etc).</p>
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