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Sneezing Tips

All About Allergic Rhinitis!

Dr. Hemant Kalra 88% (372 ratings)
MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi

Allergic rhinitis can be one of the reasons for your constant sneezing. It can either be there throughout the year or during specific seasons.
Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is a type of inflammation in the nose which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air.

Possible triggers include grass, pollen, dust mites, cockroaches, cigarette smoke, and perfume. Tree and flower pollens are more common in the spring.

 

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6 Ways To Manage Viral Throat Infection!

Dr. Madhulika Sharma 95% (71 ratings)
DNB (ENT), JLN Medical college,Ajmer, Senior Residency ENT, Junior Residency in Neurology, Junior Residency in Anaesthesia
ENT Specialist, Delhi
6 Ways To Manage Viral Throat Infection!

The common reason why most of us get throat infections is because they are viral in nature. This means that if one person gets a throat infection, he/she can transmit it to others by touching, coughing, sneezing, etc.
Viral throat infections can be managed easily. There are several home remedies that can alleviate your viral infection. However, it is suggested to consult an ENT specialist if the home remedy is not providing any relief to you.

  1. Gargling: It is one of the most popular methods of treating viral throat infection. All you need to do is mix one tablespoon of salt in 200 ml of water and warm the solution. When the water becomes lukewarm, take a small portion of it and rinse your throat with the solution. Take care that the solution remains within your throat and does not reach your stomach. Rinse your throat for 5 minutes and repeat the procedure after a rest of 2 minutes. Ensure that the water remains lukewarm for effectiveness.
  2. Inhalation: Another common method of ridding yourself of viral throat infections is to inhale steam. Boil some water mixed with eucalyptus oil. When the water starts developing bubbles, take your face near it, cover it and the pot containing water with a dry towel and inhale the steam. This procedure is inconvenient for many people because inhalation results in sweating, but the result is perceptible. You must inhale steam for at least five minutes. Once you are done with inhalation, avoid taking cool fluids like cold water etc., else the effect would be reversed and your infection might get more severe.
  3. Take lots of fluids: Strange as it may sound, viral throat infection can also be treated by taking lots of hot fluids. The warm temperature helps in neutralising the viruses, while the fluids prevent the dehydration of the body. Take hot tea, coffee etc. when you have an infected throat.
  4. Drink hot milk and turmericMany mothers administer this solution to their kids to treat throat infections caused by viruses. This concoction is best taken before sleeping in the night. Turmeric has been found to carry several anti-microbial properties.
  5. Avoid smoking: If you are a smoker, you must avoid smoking to alleviate your viral throat infection.
  6. Use decongestants and nasal sprays: These substances make breathing easier by contracting the swollen mucous membranes. Nasal sprays also help relieve runny noses and post-nasal drips, which are so irritating and inconvenient to many. However, avoid administering this remedy to small children. Since these sprays contain synthetic drugs, it is advisable to stick to prescribed dosages for different age groups. Please also consult your ENT doctor before administering the nasal sprays to yourself or anybody else.
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H1N1 Flu Spreading Wings - How Well Are You Prepared?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
H1N1 Flu Spreading Wings - How Well Are You Prepared?

The sudden spread of the Influenza-A (H1N1) virus has left the Karnataka government a bit worried as the death toll this year has reached 6 with two fresh casualties in Bengaluru.

The government has alerted all the districts and has ordered to take the preventive measures to combat the prevalent disease. A total of 4,902 H1N1 cases have been tested positive this year across the country, out which 456 have been registered in Karnataka only.

What is H1N1 flu?

It is also known as swine flu because of its past. Initially, people go got infected with it used to be in direct contact with pigs. It is a respiratory disease which is caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs leading to barking cough, decreased appetite, nasal secretions, etc. The molecules released by the infected pigs quickly get transmitted to humans turning the flu into a pandemic.

How does H1N1 flu prevail?

It spreads just like seasonal flu. It is transmitted from one person to another through sneeze or cough. The small molecules released while sneezing or coughing stay alive in the air and whenever another person comes in contact with these drops, he/she also gets infected by the virus. It also gets transmitted when someone touches the things used by an infected person.

H1N1 Flu Symptoms:

Swine Flu has similar symptoms to the seasonal flu. They include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Running nose
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Breath shortness
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the belly region

H1N1 flu, however, can lead to more serious ailments like pneumonia, lung infection and breathing problems. It worsens the situation in case the patient is already a diabetic or asthma patient.

Ways to diagnose H1N1 infection:

Due to various similarities in the symptoms of seasonal flu and swine flu, the doctor has to run a swab up inside the nose around the back of the throat of the patient. The doctors, however, use this method only on those having life threatening issues due to swine flu.

H1N1 Treatment:

The doctors prescribe same anti-viral drugs for swine flu that are given to treat seasonal flu. Oseltamivir (Tamiflu), peramivir (Rapivab) and zanamivir (Relenza) are some drugs that fetch best results.

Consuming antibiotics will solve no purpose in H1N1 flu as it is caused by virus, not bacteria.

H1N1 flu prevention:

The vaccinations are a good option to keep swine flu at bay but here are some more preventive tips that can be of help:

  • Keep your hands clean
  • Use alcohol-based hand-sanitizer
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth or nose
  • Try to maintain a safe distance from infected people

Preventive tips for family members and colleagues of a swine flu patient:

  • They should ensure they cover their mouth while sneezing or coughing
  • They should wear a mask while sharing the same room or cabin with the infected person
  • They should wash their hands with soap and water multiple times a day
  • They should avoid using or touching the clothes or other products used by the infected person

H1N1 flu is a deadly pandemic that is causing serious issues for the people as well as the government in Karnataka. Everyone should be aware of the preventive measures to keep themselves as well as their families safe in such a situation. If you also have any of the symptoms of swine flu, you should immediately visit a doctor to diagnose the problem.

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Prevention From Infectious Disease In Winter!

Dr. Vishesh Sareen 89% (11154 ratings)
MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Homeopath, Chandigarh
Prevention From Infectious Disease In Winter!

Wash your hands. Proper hand hygiene is vital when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Pathogens (such as viruses, bacteria and fungi) are easily transferred from contaminated surfaces to your skin and from there to your eyes and mouth where they can gain access to inside your body. Thus, washing your hands is one of the first steps to take to reduce the transfer of infectious agents.

Wash your hands every time after going to the bathroom, changing a diaper, sneezing or blowing your nose and when coming into contact with bodily fluids.

Wash your hands before and after working with food. When washing your hands, use soap and warm water to wet your hands up to your wrists and scrub the skin for at least 20 seconds or more. If water and soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and rub it from your fingertips to your wrists in order to eliminate pathogens.

Treatment of Cough And Cold!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 86% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Cough And Cold!

Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Cough & Cold
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Cough & Cold
Other Treatment of Cough & Cold
What is Cough & Cold
Symptoms of Cough & Cold
Causes of Cough & Cold
Risk factors of Cough & Cold
Complications of Cough & Cold
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Cough & Cold
Precautions & Prevention of Cough & Cold
Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathy not only treats the cold cough and other symptoms that occur due to weather sensitivity but also cures ones sensitivity to cold. Homeopathy offers a very promising and an effective solution to cold sensitivity problem. Following are some homeopathy remedies for cough and cold.

Aconitum
Arsenic album
Bryonia
Nux vomica
Belladonna
Pulsatilla
Phosphorus 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Cough & Cold

Acupressure has long been used to alleviate a variety of recurrent conditions, including disorders of the respiratory system like repeated coughing. The most basic method of using acupressure is to locate an appropriate acupressure point, which is a node on a pathway of energy through the body, and apply pressure using the tip of the finger, the knuckle or a soft rounded object, such as a pencil eraser. Pressure is usually applied for 1 to 3 minutes. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Cough and Cold

In cases where person is getting repeated attacks and it is found to be due to low immunity which has stress and other psychological issues at its base, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy eradicates the root cause, improves immunity and eliminates repeated cough and cold.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold

Chlorpheniramine maleate, Ammonium Chloride and Sodium Citrate are the effective formula to control cough. Sometimes Chlorpheniramine maleate is replaced by Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride to get another formula. Tebutaline Sulphate and Bromhexine Hydrochloride are also used to control cough problem in the allopathic medication 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Cough & Cold

Avoid tea, coffee, condiments, pickles, refined and processed foods.
Avoid soft drinks, candies, ice-cream, and all products made from sugar and while flour.
In breakfast you can take fresh fruit, a glass of milk, sweetened with honey and some seeds or nuts.
In lunch you should take prepared steamed or lightly cooked vegetables, whole wheat tortilla and a glass of buttermilk. 
Other Treatment of Cough & Cold

Yoga helps in the Precautions & Prevention of cold and boosts the immune system. Simple cough and cold can be easily treated through cold. In fact regular practitioners of Pranayams can easily prevent you from regular cold and cough. 

What is Cough & Cold?

Cough & Cold is most common illness. Coughing occurs when the nerve endings in your airways become irritated. A cough can be acute or chronic, depending on how long it lasts. Cold is an infection of your nose and upper airways. It may be caused by several different viruses.

Symptoms of Cough & Cold

Following are the symptoms of Cough & Cold:

Low fever with body pain
Running or blocked nose
Sneezing
Sore throat
Congestion
Headache
Loss of appetite
Laziness or Lethargy
Insomnia

Causes of Cough & Cold

The most common causes of an acute cough & Cold include:

The common cold
Acute sinusitis
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations
Allergic rhinitis

Risk factors of Cough & Cold

Viral infection
lung infection
Allergic rhinitis
Asthma
Croup
Bronchiolitis

Complications of Cough & Cold

Sinus Infection
Acute ear infection
Asthma attacks.
Pneumonia
Diagnosis of Cough & Cold

Cough and Cold are common illness that you can usually diagnose yourself and can be treated at home. You can consult your doctor on the basis of your condition. 

Precautions & Prevention of Cough & Cold

Remember that the best “treatment” for a cold is Precautions & Prevention.

Wash hands regularly
Dink a lot of water
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
Avoid direct or indirect contact with people who have colds or fevers.
Take multivitamin, which are available at health food stores
Avoid actions such as biting nails and rubbing eyes
Avoid sharing drinks or eating utensils

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Best ENT Specialist in Delhi

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best ENT Specialist in Delhi

Hearing problems or ear infections or suffering from sinusitis, allergies, nasal blockage. Don’t know what to do? You need an ENT specialist. But who is the best ENT specialist in Delhi? An ENT specialist is also called otolaryngologist, who deals with speech disorders, ear problems or nasal problems and deformities. Here are few of the best ENT specialist in Delhi:

1. Dr. Shalabh Sharma

MBBS, MS - Otorhinolaryngology, DNB - Otorhinolaryngology, DLORCS, FRCS - Otolaryngology

Dr. Sharma is a well renowned and senior Ear-Nose Throat (ENT) Specialist. He has 27 years of experience and holds a Limca Book of Records for pioneering endoscopic sinus surgery for a complicated tumor. He has done several fellowships internationally and areas of special interest  to him are Pediatric Otolaryngology, & Neurotology. He is member of several reputed institutes and associations. H is associated with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and ENT & Dental Centre

Consultation fees: ₹1500 - 1800 

2. Dr. Anurag Tandon

MS - ENT, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS

Dr. Anurag Tandon is one of the very senior doctors who has 34 years of experience. He currently practices at Park View ENT Clinic in Mayur Vihar Ph-II, Delhi and Max Multispeciality Hospital. His areas of specialization are eardrum rupture treatment, head and neck cancers, phono surgery, tonsillectomy. He is a life time member of Academy of Oral Implantology (AOI),Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI).

Consultation fees: ₹1000 - 1400 

3. Dr. Dhirendra Singh Kushwah

MBBS, MS - ENT

Dr. Dhirendra Singh Kushwah has more than 16 years of experience as ENT Surgeon. He is associated with Rockland hospital & ORL clinic, as well as runs his own clinic-  Gynae & ENT Clinic at Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi. His clinic is well equipped to treat various conditions like nasal disorders like blockage, nose bleeding, rhinoplasty,  tonsillitis and sinus.

Consultation fees: ₹500-1000

4. Dr. Sumit Mrig

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)

Dr. Mrig with 16 years of experience is a well known name in his feretinity. He is recipient of many awards and has presented India internationally through his seminars, research and academic papers. He is associated with Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital and Sankalp ENT & Cochlear Implant Centre. He has many professional memberships like Cochlear Implant Group of India, ISCON, National Academy of Medical Sciences etc. He treats foreign body removal, tonsillitis, hearing and speech impairment.

Consultation fees: ₹700-1200

5. Dr. Manni Hingorani

MS - ENT, MBBS

Dr. Manni Hingorani, is a reputed Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist in South Delhi with 14 years of experience. She is associated with best hospitals as a visiting consultant at Max healthcare Saket City Hospital, St. Stephen’s Hospital, Gurgaon and Max Medcentre, Panchsheel. She also has her own private practice called Three Senses in Neeti Bagh. She is a recipient of  golden medal award for best research paper at the North West AOI Conference, held at Rohtak in 2008.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. K.K Handa

DNB, MBBS, MNAMS, MS(ENT)

Dr. K.K Handa has more than 30 years of experience as Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist. He runs his private practice at ENT Clinic & Matritva Maternity. He is an active member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). He is known for his treatment and services like- Laryngostroboscopy, Laser Surgery, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery - FESS using XOMED & Smith Nephew Microdebrider.

Consultation fees: ₹500

7. Dr. Madhulika Sharma

MBBS, DNB (ENT)

Dr. Madhulika Sharma has 9 years of experience as ENT Specialist in New Delhi. She specialises in  treatment of cold cough, throat ache, sinusitis, sneezing, allergic rhinitis, ear pain and hearing loss. She runs her private practice at Sharma ENT clinic, Delhi.

Consultation fees: ₹300

8. Dr. Geeta Kathuria

M.B.B.S, MS ENT, MRCSEd ENT, Fellowship Golf, IFHNOS Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology U.S.A

Dr. Geeta Kathuria is a well known name as ENT specialist or Otorhinolaryngologist in Delhi. She has an experience of 15 years and is working with Fortis Hospital, Okhla. She is known for her treatment for tonsillectomy and nasal endoscopy. Besides this she also has special interest in paediatric ENT as well as head and neck surgeries related to onco, or thyroid and salivary gland. She is a life member of  AOI, Delhi & FHNO

Consultation fees: ₹500- 1000

9. Dr. B. B. Khatri

MS - ENT, MBBS

Dr. Khatri with 34 years of experience is a prominent name among ENT surgeons. During his tenure he has performed micro-laryngeal surgery, cosmetic nose surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is also known for his perfection when it comes to micro-ear surgical procedures. Not only he is member of some esteemed associations, but has also holds some reputed positions in them.  He has written and published more than 8 papers in various reputed national and international medical journal. His special area of interest are snoring & sleep disorders, hearing problems, surgery for deviated nasal septum.

Consultation fees: ₹800

10. Dr. Rajeev Nangia

MBBS, MS - ENT

Dr. Rajeev Nangia a renowned Ear-Nose-throat (ENT) Specialist  with 3 decades of experience, he is currently practicing in Karol Bagh, Delhi. He is associated with Apollo Spectra Clinic in Karol Bagh, Delhi and also practices at Ratan ENT Clinic, Delhi. He is known for his comprehensive approach and warmth. He is an alumni of Rohtak Medical college, and a lifetime member of AIRS, AOI, IMA and ISO. Dr. Nangia specializes in treating cochlear implant, hearing and speech impairments, epistaxis (nosebleed) treatment, throat and voice problems, tonsillitis and nasal disorders.

Consultation fees: ₹650- 800

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Sneezing - Ayurvedic Remedies To Treat It!

Ayurveda, Mumbai
Sneezing - Ayurvedic Remedies To Treat It!

If we are talking health and health concerns, sneezing seems to be inconsequential. However, in reality sneezing is quite discomforting. Occasional sneezing is a natural defense mechanism of your body that helps throw out unwanted elements in the respiratory passage. This cannot be called a disease. A certain kind of sensitivity in the mucous membrane of your nose can make you sneeze repeatedly. Irritability to specific food products or weather conditions can lead to frequent sneezing. Recurrent sneezing is therefore directly linked to various kinds of allergy.

Ayurveda has been known for its efficacy in treating a vast range of diseases. Ayurveda diagnoses an ailment or a disorder in eight ways. This branch of alternative medicine examines the pulse, urine, stool, tongue, vision, speech and the touch of a person. The problem of intermittent sneezing can also be dealt with through the use of Ayurvedic diagnostic procedures and medications.

1. Haridrakhanda: This powder is recommended by Ayurvedic practitioners to treat sneezing. A spoonful of Haridrakhanda with warm milk or warm water can really make you feel better. The medication should be taken four times a day to achieve desired results.

2. Shadabindu Taila: Shadabindu taila or anu taila can be inhaled regularly to treat the condition of continuous sneezing.

3. Agasta Rasayana: People, who easily contract allergies from their surroundings and end up sneezing throughout the day, are also the ones suffering from acute constipation. Two or three spoonfuls of Agasta Rasayana can improve irregular bowel syndrome. It should be mixed with hot milk or water and taken only after dinner. Even if you are sneezing problems have been tackled, you may continue with this to prevent the problem from bothering you again.

Other Ayurvedic tips to cure sneezing are:

1. Keep away from taking a head bath in cold water. Lukewarm water is best suited for people prone to repetitive sneezing.
2. Dust, smoke and a rainy, wet weather could aggravate your condition.
3. Avoid the intake of cold items like ice- cream, iced tea, cold water, banana and curd if you wish to remedy allergies.
4. Garlic, turmeric and black pepper are also known for their benefits in curing sneezing.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Homeopathy Treatment For Allergies!

Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy 89% (135 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Bhubaneswar

Allergy is the body’s immune reaction of some sensitive persons to some foreign substances or proteins whereas harmless to other one. Those substances could be the dust mite, pollens, ragweeds, some strong smells, strong fumes, molds, pet dander etc . Those are called allergen as it creates allergy.

The allergic reaction can be occurred at any place at any where.

The common sign and symptoms:-

sneezing - when any sensitive person exposes to some allergen gthe firast symptom is repeated sneezing one after another. There is bout of sneezing more than 20 or 30 and makes the person exhausted. The sneezing sometimes associated with itching of nose, eyes, mouth. There is profuse runny nose with itching of the parts. The allergic sneezing also occur in some individual on regular basis in a particular time generally in morning after waking from bed even without any active exposure to the allergens. 

Runny nose – peoples with allergic tendency have profuse nasal discharge at the time of sneezing. The runny nose is associated with itching of eyes, nose, ears, and mouth.

Stuffy nose – The nose are blocked and get difficult for smooth air passage. It is mostly occurred in children. They takes breath through mouth due to blocked nose. There is sometimes loss of smell.

Cough- the tickling of throat is sometimes associated with irritating cough.

Red eyes – There is itching of eyes that turn red by rubbing. Tearing and burning sensation of eyes too. The eyes are being sensitive to light.

Rubbing of nose – rubbing of nose with tickling sensation and that associate with acrid nasal discharge and sneezing

Tired feeling – there is feeling of tired, gloomy. Loss of sleep, discomfort or pain in the face, headache.

Dirk circle- there is found dark circle around the eyes (allergic shiners)

Complication of allergic rhinitis

Homeopathy medicines for allergic rhinitis

Homeopathy constitutional treatment helps to cure the allergy by modifying the hypersensitive immune system of the allergic sensitized person. There are homeopathic medicines which help to control the acute symptoms effectively and in short duration time like sneezing, stuffy nose, cough, etc. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed after taking the detail case history of the person. The case history means taking of the details symptoms of the diseases condition, physical constitution, mental picture, emotional factors etc. Therefore like other treatment homeopathy does not have any fixed medicines for a disease. The medicines are selected as per the totality of the symptoms. One set of medicines prescribed for one allergic rhinitis patient may not effect the other allergic person of same symptoms.

Homeopathic Medicines

Acon-Ac. Agar. Agath-A. Ail. All-C. Am-C. Ambro. Anac. Antho. Antip. Aral. Ars-I. Ars. Arum-M. Arum-T. Arund. Asc-C. Aur-M-N. Bad. Benz-Ac. Brom. Calc-Ln. Calc-Sil. Calc. Camph. Carb-V. Carc. Chin. Chinin-Ar. Cocain. Con. Cortiso. Cumin. Cupr-Act. Cycl. Dulc. Dys. Euph-Pi. Euph. Euphr. Fuma-Ac. Galph. Gels. Graph. Grin. Hep. Iod. Just. Kali-Bi. Kali-I. Kali-P. Kali-S-Chr. Kali-S. Ketogl-Ac. Lach. Lec. Linu-U. Lob-S. Lyc. Lycpr. Mag-M. Malar. Mang-P. Med. Meph. Merc-I-F. Merc-K-I. Merc. Moni. Naja Napht. Nat-Ar. Nat-C. Nat-I. Nat-M. Nat-P. Nat-S. Nat-Sil. Nux-M. Nux-V. Phel. Phle. Phos. Pin-Con. Poll. Psor. Puls. Ran-B. Rhus-T. Ros-D. Sabad. Sang. Sangin-N. Senec. Seneg. Sep. Sil. Sin-A. Sin-N. Skook. Stict. Succ-Ac. Succ-Xyz. Sul-Ac. Sul-I. Sulph. Syc. Teucr. Thuj. Trif-P. Tub. Wye.

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Allergies - Possible Signs That Indicate Them!

Dr. Arpit Gupta 86% (98 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, FNIC, Fellowship in Diabetes Management
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
Allergies - Possible Signs That Indicate Them!

Allergies are a reaction of your immune system to any foreign matter, such as pet dander, pollen or bee venom, and not everyone is affected in the same way.

Antibodies are substances produced by your immune system to protect you from harmful invaders that can cause infections or make you ill.

The immune system produces antibodies when it comes into contact with allergens. Your immune system can recognise any allergen as threatening even if it’s not. As a result, your skin, airways, digestive system or sinus gets inflamed.

Allergies can vary greatly in severity from mild irritations to anaphylaxis (a likely life-threatening emergency). Allergies are mostly incurable; however, there are various treatments available to alleviate allergy symptoms.

Causes-

Common triggers of allergy include:

  1. Airborne allergens, such as mould, dust mites, animal dander and pollen.

  2. Certain foods, especially milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, soy, wheat, tree nuts and peanuts.

  3. Insect bites, such as wasp stings or bee stings.

  4. Medications, specifically penicillin-based antibiotics or penicillin.

  5. Latex, or any allergen you touch, causes skin infections.

Symptoms-

 

Symptoms of allergy depend on its type.

Treatment-

Treatments of allergy include:

  1. Avoiding Allergens: Your doctor can help you take necessary steps to recognise and avoid the allergens that trigger allergies. This is usually the most relevant step in the prevention of allergic reactions and reduction of symptoms.

  2. Medicines to Lower Symptoms: Eye drops, nasal sprays or oral medications are commonly prescribed to reduce reactions and alleviate symptoms.

  3. Immunotherapy: If the allergy is severe or other treatments fail to relieve symptoms, allergen immunotherapy is recommended. In this treatment, you get injected by a number of clarified allergen extracts over the years.

  4. Emergency Epinephrine: If your allergy is severe, your doctor will provide you with an emergency epinephrine shot that you can carry with you everywhere.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Allergic Rhinitis

Dr. Hemant Kalra 88% (372 ratings)
MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Allergic Rhinitis

Nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis, occur when allergens in the air cause uncomfortable symptoms that affect the nasal passages. They can also cause a variety of other symptoms.

Common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:

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