Allergic rhinitis is similar to cold symptoms (runny nose, congestion or sneezing). But unlike a cold, allergic rhinitis is an allergic response to certain substances in the environment. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis from exposure to these substances are manifested by nasal inflammation, and sometimes the lining of the sinuses. Pollution irritates the mucous membranes and skin, and mucous membranes allow penetration of allergens that enhance the awareness.
What causes allergic rhinitis?
Allergens, infections, viruses, environmental irritants and drugs (excessive use of nasal drops) are mainly responsible, according to data provided by the Romanian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. Also, be wary of:
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Genetics plays an important role in determining people with allergies, including allergic rhinitis. You will be more prone to allergic rhinitis, if in your family were cases of allergies or asthma.
Although this condition can occur at any age, is more likely to occur during childhood or youth. As you age, stress or the symptoms may disappear.
What happens in an allergic reaction?
Allergic rhinitis (often called “hay fever”) is an immune system overreaction to airborne particles inspired. The immune system normally protects the body against viruses and bacteria by producing antibodies to fight them. For allergic rhinitis, the immune system begins to fight substances that are not normally harmful, such as dust mites and pollen (allergens), as if they would start attacking the body. This overreaction causes inflammation and symptoms that mainly affects the nose, and eyes, ears, neck and mouth.
The body produces antibodies to the allergen IgE class (immunoglobulin E). IgE antibodies are fixed on certain cells (mast cells), produce their break and favor the release of chemicals (like histamine) in the body that cause clinical manifestations.
Allergic reactions occur only in people who are “atopic” – increased sensitivity or susceptibility to allergens. When exposed to allergens that are sensitive, people who are atopic develop an allergic reaction in the form of allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis. A person who presents atopy often develops more than one form of allergy. Still do not know the causes of atopy and allergic reactions. Most people who suffer from allergies are among family members who have allergies.
Allergy can return or get worse if:
– Patient has seasonal allergic rhinitis and is in places with a high number of pollen particles.
– Patient stops taking medication when symptoms are under control.
Allergies and asthma are becoming more common in the past 100 years. Among the possible reasons for this is that homes are equipped with central heating and other devices for efficient energy use. They help keep heat in the house, even in winter and some allergens such as dust mites and cockroaches grow very well at high temperatures.
Allergic rhinitis can significantly affect health if not treated successfully. Some complications may occur in long term allergic rhinitis (chronic), including sinusitis, ear infections, clogged ears, and nasal polyps. Many people who have allergic rhinitis also have asthma. People with weakened immune systems are prone to respiratory infections.
People who have chronic allergic rhinitis said that allergy is a cause of decreased well-being and quality of life. It may have trouble sleeping and feel tired and irritable, even depressed. May have trouble concentrating at work or school and be less productive. There are people who avoid social situations because they feel ashamed of red eyes and runny nose constantly.
Calivita natural products that help in allergic rhinitis
– Extract from the Noni fruit from Noni Caps supplement is an invigorating of immune system, provides resistance to specific diseases as cold, and has antiallergic effect.
– Increased and regular consumption of vitamin C increases body resistance against colds, flu and especially to infectious diseases. C Plus contains bioflavonoids and vitamin C enriched with rosehip extract for optimum efficiency and absorption.
– Plants and minerals from ImmunAid composition enhance the immune system and increase the strength and healing ability of the body.