Doctors for Rhinitis in Victoria Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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Allergic rhinitis also known as hay fever can be triggered by allergens such as pollen, dust mites, cigarette smoke and perfume. The signs and symptoms of this disorders ae sneezing, watery eyes, sore or scratching throat and a blocked or stuffy nose.
HOW IS RHINITIS DIAGNOSED?
The allergist may start by taking a detailed history, looking for clues in lifestyle that will help pinpoint the cause of the symptoms. The allergist may recommend a skin test, in which small amounts of suspected allergens are introduced into the skin. Skin testing is the easiest, most sensitive and generally least expensive way of identifying allergens eg Prick or scratch test and Intradermal test.
HOW IS RHINITIS TREATED?
Treatment for Rhinitis includes using anti-allergens that are known for reducing these symptoms. Antibacterial medicines and nasal drops are also given to minimise the bacterial spread and heal. Other home remedies like taking steam helps in treating the problem to.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the case of infectious rhinitis, vaccination against influenza viruses, adenoviruses, measles, rubella, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, diphtheria, Bacillus anthracis, and Bordetella pertussis may even help prevent it.