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Let’s Talk Allergies: Allergic Rhinitis (Part-I)

All there’s to know about it.

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The Rise in the allergens and pollution is nowadays leading to hyperactive airway or allergic responses in many people. The most common system involved in Allergy are:

  • Nose
  • Lungs
  • Eyes
  • Skin

Let’s know more about Allergy.

Why is an Allergy present?

Our body has the defense mechanism which consists of white blood cells. When an intruder enters the body in for of allergen it causes the body to react against it. The body tells the white blood cells to start the attack and they go into defense mode and attack the allergen. White blood cells fire the guns called Histamines which acts on all systems exposed to the allergen and tries to remove the allergen by Cough, sneezing, watering of eye and nose.

Histamine Release

Is Allergy normal?

It’s a response from the body towards intruder so it’s an increased response of the body. It can be totally controlled to the limit that it doesn’t bother you much.

What happens in Allergic rhinitis?

  • Watery discharge from nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Red Nose
  • Itching in nose and eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Headache
  • Throat Irritation and Itching
  • Dry cough

The Allergic response produced by our body towards different organ systems has different names.

  • Nose= Allergic Rhinitis
  • Throat= Allergic Pharyngitis
  • Lungs= Asthma
  • Eyes= Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Skin= Allergic Dermatitis

Is it Treatable?

It could be totally controlled by medicines like Antihistaminics/ Steroids. It’s recommended to take medication after specialist check-up and approval only.

Get a Specialist Opinion before self-medication.

Do I need to take medicines the whole of my life?

Allergy is a defense mechanism of the body and we can’t remove it totally ever, so we suppress it. That’s why the treatment of Allergy is taking medicine on and off and yes it’s a long treatment.

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What Precautions should I take?

  • Avoid the Allergen causing the Reaction.
  • Avoid Pets/ Cattles.
  • Don’t keep carpets at home.
  • Regularly clean the curtains to avoid dust.
  • Vacuum clean the House.
  • Keep house Dry.

I hope I’ve covered the most important questions about allergy, feel free to message more queries I’ll certainly give the reply as soon as possible. Find more about Allergic Rhinitis in Let’s talk Allergies: Diagnosis and Treatment. Be Hooked to my Blog for more…

Be Happy & Healthy.

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5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Allergies: Allergic Rhinitis (Part-I)”

  1. I am all praise for you for such an easy to understand and comprehensive post .I would like to add my two pennies here – Homeopathy too offers great relief in allergies by improving the immune response.

    1. thanks a lot Preeti. i agree Homeopathy offers treatment for allergies too and it has great results. I’ll be covering treatment in my next post and I’ll certainly mention it there.

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