What is Allergic Rhinitis and Symptoms ?

March 22, 2021 by editor0

Allergic rhinitis also known as hay fever is a kind of allergic reaction against specific allergens. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis are associated with nose. These indications or symptoms are observed when you breathe something you are allergic to like dust, pollen or anything else. Pollen is the most common among such allergens. Symptoms linked to allergic rhinitis take place with change in seasons. Apart from hay fever, allergic rhinitis is called as seasonal allergy also.

Following symptoms are observed after coming in contact with an allergen;

  • Sneezing
  • Running nose
  • Coughing
  • Itchy nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Hives
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Excessive fatigue

Symptoms like fatigue and headache can also take place due to long term exposure to allergens. Fever is not observed as a symptom of allergic rhinitis.

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After coming in contact with an allergen, our body releases a natural chemical known as histamine. This chemical has a job of defending from allergen causing further symptoms like running nose, sneezing and itchy eyes.

Allergic rhinitis is broadly categorized into two types-seasonal and perennial. The seasonal one takes place especially during spring in response to outdoor allergens like pollen. Perennial allergies occur the year round typically in response to indoor substances like dust or animal dander.

There are few other aspects that can worsen allergic rhinitis;

  • Smoking
  • Chemicals
  • Cold temperature
  • Humidity
  • Fumes
  • Wood smoke
  • Colognes
  • Wind

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