TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Rhinitis means inflammation of the nose . If nose inflammation causes by allergic factors, it is called allergic rhinitis .

The allergic rhinitis cases which appear in certain seasons (especially spring) is called seasonal rhinitis (hay fever); the allergic rhinitis cases which continues during the year is called “perenial rhinitis” .

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The disease usually continues for years after onset.

Although it may be detected at any age, first symptoms usually appear during childhood and in young adults.   It is likely to occur on the individuals who have familial history for allergic disease and/or the individuals with allergic vulnerability.

CAUSES OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Actual causes of allergic rhinitis include:

  • Genetic Factors
  • Pollens
  • Dust
  • Chemicals
  • Mould
  • Grass
  • Animal hair
  • House dust mite.

THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

Allergic rhinitis may progress mild, moderate/severe. The physician decides the severity of the condition depending on the accompanying symptoms.

The most common symptoms are;

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Watering, bloodshot on the eyes
  • Itching and burning sense in the nose, throat, mouth and eyes
  • Nasal congestion, swelling
  • Ear obstruction
  • Headache
  • Decrease in smelling and tasting sense
  • Exhaustion
  • Swelling and bruises under the eyes
  • Cough.

Life of quality is severely affected in moderate and severe allergic rhinitis cases; daily activities and sleep quality is disrupted.

HOW IS ALLERGIC RHINITIS DIAGNOSED?

A detailed patient history is obtained; physical exam is performed. Allergy tests are done.

TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS

First, the contact with allergens should be discontinued. Then an allergic rhinitis treatmentbasing on elimination of the symptoms is implemented.

Antihistaminic agents and steroid drugs are frequently used for medical treatment. Vaccination is an option. Vaccination therapy allows immunization of the body by administering the allergen in gradually increasing doses. If nasal congestion cannot be eliminated by other method, surgical procedures may be preferred. The Rhinolight treatment is preferred to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of the patients with both seasonal and persistent allergic rhinitis. A high density light with special wavelength is applied into the nostrils of the patient in Rhinolight therapy. Achievement rates are considerably higher.

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