Nasal irritation, dry air

Ear Nose | Otorhinolaryngology | Nasal irritation, dry air (Disease)


Allergic rhinitis (often called hay fever) is an immune system overreaction to airborne particles inspired.

Causes and Risk factors

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.

It is possible that the body does not have an allergic reaction the first time that a substance is inhaled allergens such as grass pollen. However, the next time there is an inhaled pollen might be a feeling stuffy or difficult breathing. They appear immune response. It is possible that hay to be installed for many years (chronic rhinitis). Meanwhile, it is possible to reduce sensitivity to these allergens and body reaction to them not to be as severe. It is also possible to develop complications such as sinusitis and ear infections.

Allergic rhinitis is very similar to a type of asthma caused by allergies (allergic asthma).

Diagnosis and Treatment

Treatment includes running a humidifier at night and nasal saline spray. These therapies can reduce the frequency of the nose bleeds. ...

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