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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis: Symptoms

Also known as Hay Fever, Allergic Rhinitis refers to an inflammation of the nasal passages. This inflammation can cause a variety of annoying symptoms, including sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, runny nose, and post-nasal drip (the sensation that mucus is draining from the sinuses down the back of the throat). 


Allergic rhinitis is caused by a nasal reaction to small airborne particles called allergens (substances that provoke an allergic reaction). In some people, these particles also cause reactions in the lungs (asthma) and eyes (allergic conjunctivitis). 
The immune system is designed to fight harmful substances like bacteria and viruses. But when you have allergic rhinitis, your immune system overreacts to harmless substances and release immune system chemicals causing a reaction that leads to the irritating signs and symptoms of hay fever.

Seasonal hay fever triggers include: 

  • Tree pollen, common in the spring
  • Grass pollen, common in the late spring and summer
  • Ragweed pollen, common in the fall
  • Spores from fungi and molds, which can be worse during warm-weather months

Year-round hay fever triggers include: 

  • Dust mites or cockroaches
  • Dander (dried skin flakes and saliva) from pets, such as cats, dogs or birds
  • Spores from indoor and outdoor fungi and mold.

Treatment For Allergic Rhinitis

The main management strategy for allergic rhinitis is avoiding the allergens that cause the symptoms, medicinal therapy, acupuncture, therapeutic intranasal EY-LLLT, and alternative therapies such as aromatherapy with medical essential oils. and Gemmotherapy.

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Management of Allergic Rhinitis

In addition, specific immunotherapy is the only treatment that not only relieves the patients’ symptoms but also eliminates their cause.

Immunotherapy is applied after the identification of the allergen, to desensitize the patient, thus alleviating the patient’s symptoms.