Allergic rhinitis: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Statistics of the Central Otolaryngology Hospital show that allergic rhinitis is a disease accounting for 32.2% of ear, nose and throat diseases.

Statistics of the Central Otolaryngology Hospital show that allergic rhinitis is a disease accounting for 32.2% of ear, nose and throat diseases. The incidence of people is increasing due to climate change, environmental pollution. Early detection of symptoms and causes of disease, proactive treatment is the only way that can resolve the disease thoroughly, preventing recurrence.

What is allergic rhinitis? Is it dangerous?

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Allergic rhinitis is an infection of the nasal mucosa.

According to physician Do Minh Tuan - an expert in ear, nose and throat, professional director of traditional medicine house Do Minh Duong: 'Allergic rhinitis is an infection of the nasal mucosa, which occurs when the body's immune system is Excessive response to allergens. The disease usually occurs seasonally or year round '.

Classification of disease levels:

  • Acute allergic rhinitis (lasting less than 4 weeks), the disease occurs in a short time and is easily cured if handled properly.
  • Chronic allergic rhinitis (lasting for more than 12 weeks), symptoms of recurrence, definitive treatment is difficult.

Rhinitis is not so dangerous, usually only cause a few symptoms affecting daily activities. However, chronic cases, severe allergies can lead to sinusitis, asthma, nasal polyps or conjunctivitis .

Causes of allergic rhinitis

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Common pathogens are often caused by: environment, food allergies, drugs .

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis

Rhinitis usually comes in batches when exposed to allergens, here are 5 typical signs:

  • Itchy nose : In the nasal cavity will feel uncomfortable, itchy right after inhaling allergens
  • Sneezing : Sneezing repeatedly cannot be controlled.
  • Stuffy nose : It may occur on one side or both sides causing discomfort.
  • Runny nose : This phenomenon usually occurs in the early morning and evening.
  • Other symptoms : headache, dizziness, dry cough, loss of taste, watery eyes, tinnitus .

Is allergic rhinitis contagious? There is no cure?

Dr. Tuan said, allergic rhinitis is not likely to spread from person to person. So people do not need to worry or keep distance from the person who is sick.

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Can allergic rhinitis be cured?

According to Dr. Tan, this disease can completely handle, but so far, the resolution of this disease still faces many difficulties. The main reason is that patients do not proactively treat early, until serious illness, new complications come to the doctor.

The most common ways to treat allergic rhinitis today

Allergic rhinitis medication? What is an effective and safe treatment? For answers, please read the following track.

Treatment of allergic rhinitis with medicine

Medicines used to treat rhinitis prescribed by a doctor include: antihistamines, nasal decongestant sprays; corticosteroid anti-inflammatory drugs; injections or sublingual immunotherapy .

The strength of modern medicine is the quick resolution of symptoms, signs of stuffy nose, runny nose, runny nose . minimize immediately after using the drug.

However, this drug can cause side effects if abused so people need to follow the instructions of the doctor.

Tips for treating allergic rhinitis at home

How to cure allergic rhinitis at home is applied by many advantages cheap, easy to find materials and easy to apply. Some typical tips are:

  • Cure allergic rhinitis with salt water: use 0.9% sodium chloride salt water.
  • Treating allergic rhinitis with leaves like guise, mugwort, garlic, ginger, .

Folk remedies only work for people with acute allergic rhinitis. To treat chronic allergic rhinitis requires a more specific method according to the doctor's protocol.