Nasal Allergies - Nasal Allergy Symptoms

Complaints by nasal allergy

Allergy means that you are allergic to certain substances in your environment. The fabrics give an immune response of your body. This gives various phenomena, such as itching or spots on the skin, swollen eyelids, watery eyes, runny nose, itching in the nose and sneezing, coughing or shortness of breath.

In many people with chronic nasal allergy symptoms plays an important role. The nasal mucosa reacts to contact with a particular substance. It swells and forms more mucus. Your nose will close down or starts. Often you also need to sneeze.

What substances often elicit an allergic reaction?

Substances that cause many people are allergic symptoms:

*dust mites;
*pet dander;
*pollen (pollen) of trees or grass.

You may be allergic to one or more substances.

*Do you have chronic nasal symptoms in the (early) spring? Often indicates a tree pollen allergy. When a tree pollen allergy is sometimes hypersensitivity to apples and nuts. You notice a burning sensation in the mouth or nausea.
*Do you have the symptoms in the summer and in dry and sunny weather? It indicates a grass pollen allergy. At a grass pollen allergy is sometimes hypersensitivity to carrots. You notice a burning sensation in the mouth or nausea.

Usually, you have these allergies also suffer from red eyes that itch and tears. We speak of hay fever.

Symptoms caused by dust mites and pets may occur throughout the year.

Maybe you have noticed what substances you are sensitive. If the cause is unclear, a blood test can show whether you are allergic, and if so, for which substances.

How did we start allergy symptoms?

The body reacts to substances it recognizes as harmful. There is then a defense reaction. There are antibodies and substances such as histamine. Go through the bloodstream containing substances on the way to defuse the harmful substance. That's normal.

If you are allergic, it creates a defense reaction against substances where other people do not respond to it. The immune response is strengthened and that caused your symptoms.

Allergy sufferers react sometimes hypersensitive (hyper reactive) on non-allergic stimuli, such as dust, smoke, temperature changes, and bed were small verflucht, alcohol and physical exertion. These incentives can aggravate your allergy symptoms. Other people also react on this ' non-allergic ' incentives, but to a much lesser extent.

It is not clear why the one is allergic and not another. Heredity may play a role. It seems that babies who have only four to six months, but breastfeeding had less chance of developing allergies.

 Allergy means that you are allergic to certain substances in your environment Nasal Allergies - Nasal Allergy Symptoms

Advice in nasal allergy symptoms

If you know what incentives are causing your symptoms, you can try to avoid.

*An allergy to dust mites, you might try the bedroom to keep dust and dry.
*Sometimes it is necessary to carry out a pet. Away It makes no sense to do to test if your symptoms disappear. Temporarily house your pet The dander could actually remain six months in the house, even vacuumed well. So you can have a few months to keep complaints after you put away your pet. But eventually helps this measure better than drugs.

When an allergy to pollen, these are the recommendations:

*In the pollen season, it is best to keep your windows closed (even at night and in the car).
*Wear a (sun) glasses, do not self-mowing, and leave your laundry does not dry out because then there is pollen in.
*When planning outdoor activities and vacations you can take into account the weather.

In the mountains and the sea, and in the late summer, autumn and winter, you will have fewer problems with pollen.

Sometimes allergy symptoms caused by contact with certain substances at work. Discuss whether it is possible to customize your working environment.

Medications in allergic nasal symptoms

If incentives avoidance is not possible or does not help enough, you can use drugs. Take them with a nasal spray or in the form of tablets. Muzzle before spraying your nose.

Occasionally allergic symptoms

Use a nasal spray or tablets with antihistamines.

*The spray works within fifteen minutes, the tablets within hours.
*You do not need to use it. Antihistamines every day Take the drug as soon as you get complaints or if you expect to get complaints. If symptoms away for a while trying to quit again. Prolonged use can not hurt.
*The nasal spray and tablets usually also help with burning and itchy eyes.
*Some antihistamine tablets can be sleepy.

Often or almost always allergic or hyper-reactive complaints

  Dan helps a nasal corticosteroid best. Especially with a stuffy nose.

*Corticosteroids inhibit the sensitization of the mucous membrane.
*The drug works only after a few days.
*Use the spray at least four weeks, every day.
*Prolonged use can not hurt, but sometimes corticosteroids may make some fragile mucosa, causing it to bleed easily. If you have a few days away, the mucosa can recover. Then you can use the drug safely again.

Side effects

Do you often allergic symptoms and give antihistamines and corticosteroids unwanted side effects? Then you can use any cromoglicaten nasal spray. Cromoglicaten are much less potent than corticosteroids and are not preferred. They need at least four times (preferably six times) are used per day and work until well after a few weeks.

Nose temporarily closed

When your nose is temporarily closed xylometazoline can help. Use the up to seven days, 1 or 2 times per day. Are you going longer by then it may damage them. Nasal mucosa Excessive use of xylometazoline gives habituation. It is harder and harder to stop it.

Difficult to deal with complaints

In difficult to treat allergic symptoms sometimes helps a combination of antihistamines and corticosteroids.

What happens next with nasal symptoms by an allergy?

Allergic nasal symptoms may years back, but taking over the years it usually off.

*If you start with corticosteroids and the symptoms after four weeks have not been reduced, again please contact your GP.
*If helps treat, after eight weeks, you can try if you can reduce or stop the medication. The complaints so again? Start again with the medicine.

Prolonged use of antihistamines (nasal spray or tablets) and nasal sprays with corticosteroids or cromoglicaten can not hurt.

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