Monday, September 21, 2020

Nasal Allergies: Causes & Treatment


So you’re suffering from a nasal allergy? But what really causes it and how can it be treated?

The cause of the body’s reaction to allergens is mostly blamed on the immunological response and genetics.

Allergies can also be caused by long term exposure to allergens or pollution.

Things such as cigarette smoke or being born with a low birth weight are examples of genetic, immunological and long term exposure to allergens.

It is unknown by medical professionals why many people are susceptible to allergies while many others are not.

Basically what happens is when an allergen gets past the nasal defenses the immune system will automatically recognize it as an attack.

From there, people start having allergy symptoms.

When the symptoms happen it is because the body produces histamine, which is the cause for runny noses and watery eyes.

Some people may develop breathing problems, wheezing or even sneezing.

Pollen & Allergies

Pollen is one of the leading causes of nasal allergies.

When pollen is in the air and we inhale it – it is of course obvious that the pollen will enter the nasal cavities and tickle our nose hair.

This is the first sign of an allergy attack caused by pollen.

Ragweed is one of the main causes of pollen allergy attacks. The pollen from Ragweed can flow in the air for long periods of time and go far.

So even if there is no ragweed around you can still experience allergies from it.

Dust And Animal Dander

When it comes to dust allergies, sneezing is usually caused by the dust tickling the nose and irritating the eyes.

However, dust mites can be the real culprit to your dust allergies, as they can hide in your mattress, furniture and in the carpeting.

The main way to show that you have dust allergies is during the winter months when there is little to no pollen circulating in the air.

Animal dander can cause real problems with allergic reactions as well.

Dander can settle into the furniture and the carpeting as well and even if you were to get rid of the pets you can still have allergies.

If you do get rid of your pets, then you should thoroughly cleanse and shampoo your carpets and furniture.

Nasal Allergy Symptoms

Typically, the symptoms of nasal allergies consist of itching and sneezing.

This is the body’s way of trying to flush out the allergen. Your nose will also run a lot, this is how the body washes away the substance.

You will also develop a stuffy nose due to all of the mucus trying to wash the substance out of the nasal cavities.

Symptoms can persist for long periods of time, depending on how long the irritant stays around.

Nasal allergies can be hard to deal with and people can sometimes experience more serious problems.

Treatment for Nasal Allergies

Relief of your nasal allergies will depend on how severe they are.

You should first talk to your doctor to determine how serious the problem is.

Your doctor may tell you what kind of medication that you can buy over the counter or he may prescribe something stronger if your symptoms are more severe.


  1. WN.

    A recent study reported that about 30% of children under 10 are showing the signs of nasal allergy. The symptoms of it are stuffy nose, cough and nasal mucus. It is also called “Cold Allergy” due to its seasonal preference to the cold winter days.
    When going out in the cold from warm inside, with transparent nasal mucus running, spasmodic cough occurs. The same thing happens on waking up in the morning.
    This is called ‘Morning Attack’ There is also another symptom that causes stuffy nose in cold weather, which is called ‘Cold nasal allergy’.
    An ordinary cold doesn’t last over a week, but nasal allergy does for a couple of months. Children with nasal allergy, frequently rub their eyes, pick their nose ending up with nose bleeding. Bleeding inside the nose sometimes makes the color under the eyes look darkened. Kids often seem to be distracted due to the severe mucus. Allergic splenitis is transmittable disease. If both parents shows allergic reaction, over 90% of their children inherit the disease; if one of them has it, over 70%.
    So, if only a parent has a carrier, careful watching of the child and quick treatment are required. Children with it get to have weak concentration and carefulness.
    Nasal allergy can be eradicated when found in early stage. Cure for this disease is “So-chung-ryong-tang”. Besides it, laser makes mucosa die down, and acupuncture activates the blood streaming in the nose.

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