On the occasion of the spring entry and the wave of khamsin wind, and on the occasion of the circumstances the whole world is going through, I will talk to you about a topic that concerns readers, which is the sensitivity of the nose.
Allergic rhinitis is a disease so that occurs as a result of exposure to an allergen, and when the body is exposed to it, a reaction occurs to it and causes symptoms, the symptoms are:
- Eating the nose
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
These symptoms are accompanied by some other symptoms that are far from the nose and they are:
- Burning eyes
- Itchy ears
- Throat inflammation
Nasal allergy can be divided into two types:
- Seasonal allergy
- Chronic allergy
Seasonal allergies are the result of exposure to allergens that exist at certain times, such as spring time. One of the most important causes are the pollens of the trees, plants and flowers and that is for a limited time in the year, then they disappear and can be repeated again.
Chronic allergies are the result of exposure to allergens that are present and always surround us, such as dust and bed bugs which are not visible to the naked eye, as well as some insects and some pets that cause allergies, and this sensitivity is throughout the year.
The problem of allergies is that it affects the quality of life, because it causes discomfort and lack of sleep in a natural way and when the symptoms are severe sometimes it leads to absence from work or school, in the end it is generally it affects the person who suffers from allergies and reduces his comfort.
Allergy comes in two phases:
- Early stage: It comes as soon as you get exposed to allergens as a result of the release of histamine from some blood cells. This causes early symptoms and then occurs to activate other white blood cells and the result of the use of those cells causing the late stage of allergy symptoms.
- Late stage: comes three to four hours after the early stage.
Diagnosis and treatment
If you begin to suffer from frequent sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose, I advise you to go to the doctor as soon as possible. The doctor will examine you and he will ask you some questions and take your medical history, and he may also ask you about the beginning and severity of the symptoms and the accompanying symptoms such as feeling burning eye and itching ears or itching throat, but the most important symptoms are the asthma symptoms because it is one of the most important symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis. Bronchial asthma is a feeling of discomfort, difficulty breathing, and frequent coughing episodes.
After the medical history, the doctor will start the examination, he must examine the face completely and see if there are clear symptoms on the face such as swelling under the eyes or signs on the nose and then examination inside the nose, and the most important point is the examination of the color of the mucous lining of the nose and also will find if there are Adenoids inside the nose.
The doctor may ask the patient for some other tests, such as radiography, as well as some skin tests and another type of nose tests, the doctor will put some allergens in the nose to find out what is the cause of that allergy.
In the end, the doctor prescribes treatment based on his diagnosis of the severity of the condition, whether it is simple, moderate or severe condition, and also on the symptoms that the patient complains of his medical history.
The treatment is either with anti-allergies, and this is considered the first treatment in simple cases and is by mouth, but the doctor always advises to be careful and to avoid allergens, as this is one of the most important factors of treatment, if the condition is moderate the doctor can add a very important drug which is the topical cortisone compounds In the form of a nasal spray, in relation to drugs related to effective results, with how many patients with separation sensitivity.
I wish health to all and I hope that this crisis we are experiencing will go well.
I always advise you to be safe and sit at home