Allergic rhinitis is a rhinitis symptom caused by an allergy to something. In UK, most patients are allergic to dust mites or dust, which is different from foreign countries where most patients are allergic to pollen. UK is humid and rainy all year round, so it is very easy for dust mites to appear. Therefore, allergy symptoms are not only experienced during the change of seasons. If you have symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy nose, itchy eyes, etc. all year round, , it may be allergic rhinitis.
What is the difference between allergic rhinitis and colds?
The biggest difference between allergic rhinitis and a cold is that it may recur, and most of the symptoms may be in the nose. If it is a cold, it is usually accompanied by headache, sore throat, cough, fever or general muscle aches, and the symptoms may last 3 to 5 days.
What are the main types of nose allergies?
More than 70% of most people’s nose allergies may be due to allergic rhinitis, and the remaining 20% to 30% may not be able to find the allergen.
Among them, the most common reasons may be changes in cold or hot weather. Smelling certain smells such as cigarette smoke, perfume or relatively strong smells may make your nose uncomfortable; therefore, such changes in temperature or Symptoms of odor allergy, also known as non-allergic rhinitis.
Why are allergy symptoms so severe in children?
Nowadays, maybe 1 in 3 to 4 children has allergic symptoms; the main reason is related to climate change and poor air quality, but there is also a saying that children are now better protected by their parents, so this may cause the epidemic rate rises.
Allergic rhinitis is closely related to heredity; according to statistics, if one of the parents has allergies, the child has a 30% to 50% chance of inheriting the allergy; if both parents have allergies, the child has a chance of inheriting the allergy as well. Maybe 70% to 90%!
How is allergic rhinitis diagnosed?
The most important and effective treatment for allergic rhinitis is the use of steroid nasal sprays. This steroid is different from traditional steroids. The spray dose is only about 1% of the steroid dose, so there is no systemic effect. It has side effects and is very safe for the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity. Doctor also reminded not to mistakenly think that the nasal sprays purchased on the market are steroid nasal sprays. They must be prescribed by a doctor before use. It may take a while for the steroid nasal spray to take effect. Usually doctor reminds you to be patient.
Nasal Allergy Oral Medications
In the first 1 or 2 weeks after starting the nasal spray, you can add auxiliary oral medicine. After the effects of the nasal spray are taken effect, you can slowly stop the oral medicine and use steroid nasal spray to control it. Symptoms.