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Hay fever (allergic rhinitis or pollinosis), is an allergy characterized by sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, a runny nose and a burning sensation of the palate and throat. It is usually caused by allergies to airborne substances such as dust, moulds, pollens, animal fur and feathers. It is often aggravated by a food allergy, the most common being an allergy to milk.
Hay fever is most common in people with a family history of similar complaints or a personal history of eczema, hives (urticaria), and/or asthma.
No, rhinitis may have many causes other than allergies. Some of these other types of rhinitis are listed below.
Non-allergic rhinitis occurs in those patients in whom an allergic or other causes of rhinitis cannot be identified. Non-allergic rhinitis may be further divided into three types;
These conditions may not have the other allergic manifestations such as, itchy and runny eyes and are also more persistent and less seasonal.
Vasomotor rhinitis is thought to occur because of abnormal regulation of nasal blood flow and may be induced by temperature fluctuations in the environment such as, cold or dry air, or irritants such as:
Gustatory rhinitis may presents predominantly as runny nose (rhinorrhea) related to consumption of hot or spicy food.
Non-allergic rhinitis with nasal eosinophilia syndrome (NARES) is characterized by a clear nasal discharge. The nasal discharge is found to have eosinophils (allergic cell type), although the patient may not have any other evidence of allergyby skin testing or history or symptoms.
Occupational rhinitis may arise from exposure to irritants at a person's workplace with improvement of symptoms after the person leaves the workplace.
Other causes of rhinitis may be related to:
Infections, mostly viral, are a common cause of rhinitis. Viral rhinitis is usually not chronic and may resolve by itself.
Sometimes rhinitis may be related to other generalized medical conditions such as:
The following conditions are often associated with increased nasal drainage. Also, it would not be unusual to have more than one factor involved in a particular individual.
The following may cause an increase in thin secretions:
Decreasing the fluid content of the mucus usually thickens the secretions leading to the impression of increased mucus. The following may cause thickened secretions:
Swallowing problems can make it difficult to clear normal secretions. This may result in the accumulation of material in the throat, which can spill into the voice box, causinghoarseness, throat clearing, or cough. The following factors can contribute to swallowing problems:
Allergens enter through the nose. Allergens include pollens, dust, dust mites, mold spores, and animal dander. These substances interact with IgE antibody on the mast cells inside the nose. This causes discharge of histamine. Histamine causes sneezing, nasal congestion, and nasal discharge.
The mast cells also release other substances. These substances pull a group of cells, called eosinophils, into the nasal lining. The eosinophils travel into the lining of the nose over a 6- to 24-hour period. They then release substances that can create additional symptoms hours after the original exposure.
The first reaction is called the early reaction. The symptoms occurring hours after the initial exposure make up the late-phase reaction.
For example, an individual who is sensitive to cats will develop an immediate allergic reaction when exposed to a cat. This initial acute attack may continue as long as the individual is exposed. Once the person leaves the environment, the symptoms subside. Later, the release of eosinophils may bring on another wave of the symptoms.
The main cause of nasal allergies is an interaction between cells lining the nose and allergens. Common allergens include pollens, dust, dust mites, molds, and animal dander.
What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?
The symptoms of a nasal allergy are:
Late-phase reactions are very similar. The individual who has chronic allergy exposure may start to see other symptoms, such as:
An individual with chronic allergies may also start to be affected by nonallergic stimuli. These can include dry air, cold air, smoke, and particles in the air.
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Many allergens are present in the air, so it may be very difficult for some people to prevent nasal allergies.
Most of the long-term effects occur in those who have prolonged or frequent periods of allergic disease. The presence of allergic rhinitis increases the risk of asthma four times. People with chronic allergies, such as those who are sensitive to dust, are more likely to develop chronic long-term symptoms.
Individuals who have allergic disease for long periods, such as spring through fall, may also develop long-term symptoms. These long-term symptoms include:
Nasal allergies can predispose an individual to sinus infections and asthma. Lost productivity costing billions of dollars per year occurs because of allergic disease.
The homeopathic remedies are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body's own healing power.
homeopathy is one such branch of therapeutics, which believes in treating the patient who is diseased and not merely diseased parts of the patients. This holistic approach goes in a long way in the management of various chronic and deep-seated diseases.
At Auroh we undertake study and do in-depth evaluation of the disease as well as patient as person. It means, we understand the patient and his/her problems more deeply, with regards to its symptoms, its diagnosis as well as its probable genetic background. The study also involves deep evaluation of the mind and emotions. After appreciating the patients in his totality, a suitable medicine called as 'constitutional medicine' is selected for the patient. The medication based on such foundation brings deeper level healing process for the sufferers of chronic diseases.
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