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Allergic rhinitis: find out what it is and what are the symptoms and treatments


Allergic rhinitis is a problem that affects many more people than you think. Let’s find out everything there is to know about it.

Allergic rhinitis is a problem that is often mistaken for a cold but which instead has allergic origins. Generally involved the airways, nose , throat and eyes, becoming extremely annoying for those who suffer from it. It can occur when coming into contact with pollen, animal hair, allergy to mites and to all those substances to which you are allergic. And for this reason it is important to understand the causes early, in order to find the most appropriate solution .

Allergic rhinitis: symptoms

The symptoms of rhinitis are quite similar to those of a cold but also occur in the absence of colds or flu. In most cases, it occurs immediately after coming into contact with substances that cause an allergic reaction . More rarely, the effects can appear a few hours later. In any case, the most common symptoms are:


– Sneezing
– A runny nose
Itchy nose
– Burning in the eyes
– Watery eyes
– Difficulty in breathing
– Stuffed nose
– Sense of tightness in the chest
– Sleep disorders
– Asthma

It is a problem that can arise from early childhood and that over the years tends to manifest itself more or less constantly, appearing especially in the changes of seasons and, obviously, in spring.

Allergic rhinitis: the treatments

Since this is an allergological problem , therapy for allergic rhinitis is usually of a pharmacological type. Obviously, the first thing to do, when possible, is to avoid contact with substances to which you are allergic. When this is not feasible, it is possible to resort to the use of antihistamines, corticosteroid drugs, decongestant sprays, etc …

For some types of allergy there are also desensitizing therapies. In any case, it is necessary, first of all, to find out what you are allergic to. This can be done by undergoing skin allergy tests (to be done in the hospital) and Rast tests. In any case it is always good to rely on a good allergist in order to follow the most suitable treatments for your case.

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