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Allergic Rhinitis due to Dust: Things to Know

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Rhinitis is often related to allergies where nasal inflammation is caused. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) occurs when body reacts to allergens in the air.

Allergic rhinitis can cause severe dental problems due to excessive breathing through the mouth. [1]

  • It is a common occurrence with millions of cases each year.

  • It is usually self-diagnosable.

  • Lab tests are rarely required.

  • It affects people across all ages.

  • It usually develops because of history of allergies in the family like asthma or atopic eczema.

  • To check if you are affected by dust or not, a small skin test is done in which several substance are placed in the skin to see how the body reacts. A small red bump is a sign that you are allergic.

    Symptoms


    People may experience:
  • Sneezing

  • Running nose

  • Blocked nose

  • Itchy nose

  • Coughing

  • Sore throat

  • Itching in eyes

  • Watery eyes

  • Dark circles

  • Headache

  • Eczema (extremely dry, itchy skin that causes blisters and weep)

  • Hives

  • Excessive fatigue
  • Treatment


    Self-Care:
    To reduce dust, maintain a healthy environment by keeping the floors clean, use of vacuum cleaner for carpets with HEPA filter, washing bedding weekly, use of allergen-blocking pillows.
  • The best treatment is to avoid dust pollens completely.

  • A nasal wash to remove mucus from the nose is also helpful.
  • Medication

  • Antihistamines- It can be taken by mouth, or use of spray can be done as prescribed by the doctor.

  • Corticosteroids- They need to be taken continuously and for a shorter period of time.

  • Decongestants- These should not to be used for more than three days.

  • immunotherapy- This includes high-dose allergy shots.

  • Sublingual immunotherapy treatment- The medicine is kept under the tongue to keep away grass and ragweed allergies.
  • Specialists: A complete team of qualified mfine doctors, trained staff, and latest technologies at mfine are here to solve all your problems and give the best required result. Contact us for any further queries.

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