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What is the relationship between allergic rhinitis and sinusitis?
Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, happens when you breathe in something to which you are allergic, and the inside of your nose becomes inflamed and swollen.1
What is allergic rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis occurs when your body’s immune system reacts to an irritant in the air. The irritants (allergens) such as dust, mites, molds, insects, pollen, pet dander.2
The immune system tries to protect your body by releasing natural chemicals into your bloodstream. The main chemical is called histamine. It causes mucous membranes in the nose, eyes and throat to become inflamed and itchy as they work to eject the allergen.2
What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?
The most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis are:2
Nasal congestion and runny nose.2
Itchy nose, eyes, and throats.2
Increased mucus in the nose and throat.2
How to prevent and treat allergic rhinitis?
There is no way to prevent allergic rhinitis, but lifestyle changes can help you live with allergies. You can relieve hay fever symptoms by avoiding irritants as much as possible. To reduce symptoms, you should:2
Avoid touching your face and rubbing your eyes or nose.2
Close windows in your home and car during the spring, summer and early fall when pollen counts are higher.2
Enclose pillows, mattresses and box springs in dust mite covers.2
Keep pets off couches and beds, and close doors to bedrooms you don’t want them to enter.2
Use filters in your vacuum cleaner and air conditioner to reduce the amount of allergens in the air.2
Wash your hands often, especially after playing with pets.2
Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes from pollen when you’re outside. Change your clothes as soon as you come indoors.2
The use of antihistamine medications also relieves allergy symptoms.2
Oral second-generation/less sedating antihistamines for patients with AR and primary complaints of sneezing and itching.3
Telfast is made to help
Telfast® (fexofenadine hydrochloride), for example, is part of this group of second generation antihistamines3. But for the indication of any drug treatment, the recommendation is to seek a specialist.
Allergies to pets with fur are common. It's often difficult or impossible to eliminate completely your exposure to animal allergens.
Mold and mildew are fungi that lives everywhere. So if you have persistent allergicsymptoms that occur through several seasons, you might be allergic to mold.
Dust mites are tiny organisms that can barely be seen by the naked eye. A dust mite allergy can even trigger asthma and eczema.
Allergy season is different for everyone. That’s because different kinds of outdoor allergens — or irritants — get distributed into the air year-round.
Air pollution is the fourth greatest threat to public health after cancer, heart disease and obesity.
Individuals with persistent allergic rhinitis are more prone to develop respiratory and ocular symptoms after exposure to sudden temperature changes.
Allergies vs Cold: Understand the Difference
Seasonal allergies and the common cold can be so much alike that it's sometimes hard to tell the two apart. But look closely and you can find clues about what's going on.
Hives and skin allergies
Hives (urticaria) are red, itchy welts that result from a skin reaction. The welts vary in size and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course
Adult Indoor Allergies
There’s no place like home … for allergies! Just stepping indoors — at home, work, or school — exposes you to numerous allergens.
Children's Outdoor Allergies
Nearly 5.2 million children under age 18 experience hay fever in the past 12 months and 7.1 million have respiratory allergies
Children's Indoor Allergies
For kids dealing with indoor allergies, Some pollutants may be 2–5-fold more concentrated inside than outside buildings.
1. World Health Organization, Noncommunicable diseases: Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/noncommunicable-diseases-allergic-rhinitis-and-sinusitis#:~:text=Blocked%20sinuses%20can%20be%20caused,in%20turn%20blocks%20the%20sinuses. ; last accessed: 14/4/2022
2. Cleveland Clinic, Allergic Rhinitis, Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/8622-allergic-rhinitis-hay-fever ; last accessed: 14/4/2022
3. Seidman MD, Gurgel RK, Lin SY, et al. Clinical practice guideline: allergic rhinitis. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2015 Feb;152(1_suppl):S1-43.
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