What is Allergic Rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, are cold-like symptoms that are caused due to an allergic response to both indoor and outdoor allergens such as dust mites, pollen, tiny flecks of skin, saliva shed by dogs cats and other furry and feathery animals. Allergic rhinitis had reported to affect daily activities in life and also deteriorate with time.
Allergic rhinitis can often lead to sinusitis, worsening asthma, ear infection, poor sleeping pattern, and reduced quality of life. There is possibly no way to prevent hay fever or allergic rhinitis, however, the best way you can minimize your suffering is to reduce exposure to the allergens that are causing the symptoms in you. Keep allergy medications ready after consulting with your doctor when you are going to get exposed to such allergens.
In case the symptoms of allergic rhinitis do not seem to reduce or are causing annoying side effects with other conditions such as asthma, nasal polyps or sinus infection it is recommended that you seek medical help immediately.
What are the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?
The common symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis are –
- Itchy nose
- Itchy throat
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Allergic conjunctivitis
- Postnasal drip
- Allergic shiners
Who are more predisposed?
Gender – Both men and women are likely to develop allergic rhinitis if their immune system identifies a harmful substance in the body. The antibodies produced will signal the immune system to release chemicals that may cause the symptoms of a fever or allergic rhinitis. However, allergic rhinitis and asthma (as single entities) affect more boys than girls and more women in adulthood.
Age – Allergic rhinitis is reported to affect people below the age of 45. Besides, patients below the age of 2 are more common and the symptoms are known to be at its peak between the age of 21 and 30.
Pre-existing diseases – Pre-existing conditions like asthma, allergies, eczema, and family history of Allergic rhinitis can lead to the conditions in members of the family.
How Dr. Amitabha Saha treats allergic rhinitis?
Dr. Amitabha Saha is an expert in diagnosing, treating and preventing allergic rhinitis in the patients. Proper analysis of the symptoms and evaluation of the cause helps him find the perfect ways in which allergies can be reduced and can be prevented in the future. Also, his medicines help in dealing with a sudden attack of allergic rhinitis due to exposure to the allergens.