Do you experience frequent bouts of sneezing and an itchy, runny nose that affects your daily work? If yes, you might be suffering from allergic rhinitis.
Allergic rhinitis or nasal allergy is characterized by symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, nasal itching and/or congestion and runny nose. These symptoms occur when you come in contact with a potential allergen (substance that causes an allergic reaction) like dust, pet dander and certain seasonal pollens.
Allergic rhinitis can drastically affect your quality of life and therefore needs to be treated. Homeopathy is an effective medical option that offers significant relief in patients affected by allergic rhinitis.
It all starts with a runny nose and constant sneezing.
A person with allergic rhinitis symptoms may experience one or combination of the following:
- Constant sneezing and cough
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy nose, ears, throat or eyes
- Watery eyes
- Reduced sense of smell
- Post-nasal discharge
When you have allergic rhinitis, your immune system identifies a harmless substance (allergen) as harmful and produces antibodies to fight it. The next time you come in contact with this substance, these antibodies signal your immune system to release chemicals called histamines to fight allergens. This causes a reaction that leads to the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Few allergens or triggers of allergic rhinitis are:
- Outdoor allergens, such as pollens from grass, trees and weeds
- Indoor allergens, such as pet hair or dander, dust mites and mold
- Irritants, such as cigarette smoke, perfume and diesel exhaust
Few factors that can put you at risk of developing allergic rhinitis are:
- Suffering from eczema
- Having a family member suffering from allergy or asthma
- Living or working in an environment that continuously exposes you to allergens
Our doctor will perform a physical examination, take your medical history and might also recommend any of the following tests:
Skin prick test : This test uses a small amount of allergen extract that is pricked into the skin of your arm. Within a stipulated period, it is observed for any signs of an exaggerated skin reaction.
Intra-dermal tests : In this test, the allergen extract is injected between layers of the skin and observed for allergic reaction on the tested site.
Can Allergic Rhinitis Be Prevented?
If allergic rhinitis runs in your family, all close family members are recommended to get a genetic test done. At our clinics, we have developed the world’s first gene-targeted homeopathic therapy called Geno Homeopathy. With this, we can predict allergies years before they actually occur. This is carried out through a simple saliva test that not only helps us to predict the probability of getting allergic rhinitis but also helps in treating the root cause. It reduces your chances of getting allergic rhinits through preventive medicine, appropriate diet and lifestyle changes. Since Geno Homeopathy is based on your individualized genetic predisposition, it is, therefore, the most individualized and customized treatment for your health problems.