Cease The Sneeze, Homeopathy WayJanuary 24, 2020 Posted by: Dr Manoj's Homeopathy 309 views
One sneeze might get you an empathetic ‘God bless you’ from someone, but when you go on a sneezing spree, many fear the diseases you are spreading. While a sneeze in itself is not harmful, sneezing a few times can leave you short of breath, cause a blocked or runny nose and even trigger a headache out of nowhere.
Interestingly, it is not always the flu that causes excessive sneezing; a lot of times it’s your body reacting to foreign particles it does not approve of. One such condition that is caused due to your body rejecting alien particles is allergic rhinitis. Let’s understand what this allergy is and how to protect yourself from it.
What is allergic rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever is an allergic response to specific allergens. Allergens are substances that cause allergic reactions, they are otherwise harmless but might affect a few people who are sensitive and not resistant to the substance in particular seasons. Pollen from flowers is the most common allergen in seasonal allergic rhinitis. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI),10-30% of the worldwide population likely suffers from allergic rhinitis.
What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?
You are likely to experience one or more of the below-mentioned symptoms immediately after being exposed to an allergen. You may experience some symptoms like recurrent headaches and fatigue only after long-term exposure to allergens. Fever isn’t a symptom of allergic rhinitis, which is commonly known as hay fever.
Some people experience symptoms rarely when exposed to allergens in large quantities, while others might experience symptoms all year long.
Here are a few symptoms to know when to visit a physician:
- a runny nose
- a stuffy nose
- an itchy nose
- a sore or scratchy throat
- itchy eyes
- watery eyes
- dark circles under the eyes
- frequent headaches
- Eczema-like symptoms, such as having extremely dry, itchy skin that can blister and weep
- excessive fatigue
What causes allergic rhinitis?
When your body is exposed to an allergen, it releases histamine, which is a natural chemical that defends your body from the allergen. Histamine is capable of causing allergic rhinitis and its symptoms. Tree pollen is just one possible cause, other common allergens include:
- grass pollen
- dust mites
- animal dander, which is old skin
- cat saliva
What are the risk factors for allergic rhinitis?
Anyone can develop allergies, but you’re more likely to develop allergic rhinitis if there is a family history of allergies. Having asthma or atopic eczema are also major factors that increase your risk of allergic rhinitis.
Some factors that can trigger or worsen allergic rhinitis, include:
- Smoke from cigarettes
- Cold temperatures
- Air pollution
- Smoke from burning wood
How is allergic rhinitis diagnosed?
If you have minor allergies, you’ll probably just need a physical exam. A skin prick test is one of the most common ways of ascertaining what you’re allergic to. Your doctor will place substances on your skin to see how your body reacts to it. Usually, a small red bump appears if you’re allergic to a substance.
What are the treatments for allergic rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis can be treated in multiple ways. A few to mention would be medications, home remedies, and alternative medicines. While all other treatment options are targeted at the symptoms of your allergy, homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine, aims at uprooting the cause of your allergies.
It works at reducing the chances of recurrence by acting as an immuno-regulator, reviving your immune system to fight back the allergen.
Homeopathy treatment for allergic rhinitis is also known to be natural, safe, and effective without causing drowsiness or other adverse effects. The best part is that it doesn’t interfere with your regular medicine for chronic illness, which means no reactions and side-effects. There is a range of oral medicines that are individualised for your condition.
So rid yourselves of the embarrassment and pain of allergies and visit a specialist. Reach out to us online for any kind of assistance for Allergic rhinitis.
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‘Dr.Manoj’s Homeopathy’ was set up in the year 1990 with the aim to provides comprehensive health care techniques which make Homeopathy a healing source for all ailments. Dr.Manoj has been successfully practicing Homeopathy since the last 30 yrs and over the years has developed his ‘unique preparation of homeopathic remedies’ which are effective in treating numerous health conditions for patients world over .Dr.Manojs Homeopathy has a team of highly talented homeopathic doctors who are well trained and capable to take care of the need of patients.Those wanting to consult Dr. Manoj can visit the clinic or get an online consultation through www.drmanoj.com which is designed to your comfort of having a consultation with the doctor, from any corner of the world.
(PS:Contrary to popular belief, homeopathy is not slow at all. In fact Homeopathy is now fast, effective and ensures that there are minimum chances of recurrence. With a neat symptom-based approach, homeopathic treatments are convenient and have a very high success rate.)