About Allergic Rhinitis & Getting Treated

Posted on: 22 February 2016

Are you concerned because your nose has been running more frequently than usual? You might have a condition that is called allergic rhinitis, which can cause the symptom you are having and many others. An EMT specialist will be able to diagnose the problem and treat it. This article will explain more about allergic rhinitis and how a specialist can help you bring the symptoms under control.

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Another name for allergic rhinitis is called hay fever, which is a condition that occurs when certain allergens enters your body, such as pollen, mold spores and dust. However, pollen is the allergen that can trigger hay fever symptoms the fastest. The allergens will usually enter the body through the nose. The reason you are experiencing a frequent runny nose is likely due to your body reacting from the release of histamine.  Your body naturally releases histamine as a way to combat allergens.

Are There Other Symptoms Other Than a Runny Nose?

You can experience the typical sinus problems that come along with many allergies, including watery eyes, sneezing and an itchy nose. You can also experience symptoms such as darkness around eyes with puffiness, coughing, moodiness, bad headaches and feeling fatigue.  You can also get itchy skin that is dry and sometimes blisters up. If your case of allergic rhinitis is severe, an ENT specialist might want to perform immune therapy so you can stop experiencing such symptoms when you are around the allergens that cause them to flare-up.

How Can Immunotherapy Treat Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms?

The reason immunotherapy can be helpful with getting rid of the symptoms of allergic rhinitis is due to it focusing on the root of the problem. An ENT specialist will use the therapy procedure to help your body become more immune to the allergens you are allergic to. He or she will first inject some of the allergens into your body that are known to trigger hay fever symptoms to see how your body reacts.

When the exact allergens are found that you are allergic to, you will be given injections of them until your flare-ups are under control or completely goes away. Sometimes immunotherapy is performed by placing drops of a fluid containing the allergens under the tongue. Get in touch with an ENT specialist so he or she can find out if you have allergic rhinitis and start treating it to help you stop having a runny nose.

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Hello. My name is Belinda Jones. I’m glad you stopped by my website, and I hope I can provide you with some helpful information. I’m thirty-seven years old, and I have had allergies for as long as I can remember. My allergies aren’t the kind that pop up in spring and poof in the summer either. They last year round. A few years ago, my sinuses were so bad that there were days I stayed home from work and was reduced to tears from the discomfort. One of my mistakes was that I continued to see my internist. One of his mistakes was not referring me to an ENT specialist. One of my co-workers gave me the name of her ENT specialist and suggested I make an appointment. I am happy to say this was one of the best things I’ve ever done.