Allergic Rhinitis - Overview
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Do you experience frequent bouts of sneezing and an itchy, runny nose that affects your daily work? If you are presenting these symptoms more than once every day, you are suffering from allergic rhinitis. It is time for you to seek medical advice for treating your allergic rhinitis.
Allergic rhinitis, also known as nasal allergy, is not considered to be life-threatening. However, it can drastically affect a patient's quality of life. It has been documented that approximately 20% of the general population gets affected by allergic rhinitis. It is one of the common chronic complaints that influence health in long period of time. Therefore, early therapeutic help is necessary to avoid health consequences.
Homeopathy is an effective medical option that offers significant relief in patients affected by allergic rhinitis. It also effectively boosts patients, immunity, which prevents them from getting succumbed to allergens. Benefits of homeopathy in seasonal allergic rhinitis have been documented in a double-blind study performed at Phoenix metropolitan area.
What is allergic rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis or nasal allergy is described as a condition which is characterised by inflammation of the nasal passages that causes a combination of symptoms such as sneezing, nasal itching, nasal congestion, and discharge from the nose. In a nutshell, in this condition, when you come in contact with any potential allergen, it makes you sneeze, develop an itchy and runny nose, and watery eyes. Exposure to dust, dander, certain seasonal pollens, etc., mainly precipitates allergic rhinitis in sensitive individuals.
It can affect people of all age groups. However, two-third of all patients mostly report this ailment before the age of 30. It is not commonly reported in elderly patients. It affects both males and females equally; but boys are more affected than girls among children.