Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis


If you have allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, you suffer from various symptoms, such as sneezing and prolonged nasal congestion, but what are the symptoms that cause concern?


1- Congestion or runny nose

This is one of the most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis, and the best way to get rid of it is by treating the allergen.


Try to avoid your allergens, and if you do not know what these triggers are, your doctor can help you determine them.

Although allergens are difficult to avoid completely, exposure to them can be reduced as much as possible, thereby reducing nasal congestion or a runny nose.


Of course, there are some things that can be done to alleviate this symptom such as taking over-the-counter medications after consulting a doctor, or using nasal sprays.


It is necessary to consult a doctor if the congestion or runny nose does not disappear after 7 days, or the issue worsens after about five days.


2- Compression of the sinuses

Nasal sinuses are cavities located behind your forehead, cheeks and eyes.


If mucus builds up in this area due to allergic rhinitis, you will feel pressure and pain.


But this symptom can be alleviated by placing a clean, damp and warm cloth over this area, and you can inhale the vapor several times a day.


Consult a doctor if the pain persists or worsens after about a week.


3- Sneezing

Have you noticed that you have frequent, uncontrolled bouts of sneezing? It is a symptom of an annoying allergic rhinitis.


Some people suffer from bouts of sneezing that affect their quality of life, however this symptom is not dangerous and does not warrant medical intervention.


If you can not avoid the trigger of your sneezing, you can take an antihistamine after the doctor’s prescription, provided you follow the instructions and directions for taking the medicine carefully.


4- Itchy eyes

Itchy and watery eyes are common symptoms of allergic rhinitis, but fortunately they do not pose any danger to your eyes or eyesight.


To relieve these unpleasant symptoms, it is important to avoid stimuli as much as possible and to use sun glasses when leaving the house, in addition to the need to refrain from scratching the eyes despite the feeling of overwhelming to do so, but it causes additional irritation to them.


Try to put a clean, cold cloth on your eyes to get rid of itching, and some eye drops that your doctor at Ram Clinics prescribes can also be used.


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