ALLERGIC RHINITIS is a collection of symptoms, mostly in the nose and eyes, which occur when you breathe in something you are allergic to, such as dust, dander, or pollen. This type of allergic rhinitis is commonly called hay fever.
An allergen is something that triggers an allergy. When a person with allergic rhinitis breathes in an allergen such as pollen or dust, the body releases chemicals, including histamine. This causes allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and mucus production.
Hay fever involves an allergic reaction to pollen. (A similar reaction occurs with allergy to mold, animal dander, dust, and similar inhaled allergens.)
The pollens that cause hay fever vary from person to person and from region to region. Tiny, hard to see pollens more often cause hay fever. Examples of plants commonly responsible for hay fever include :
Trees (deciduous and evergreen)
The amount of pollen in the air can play a role in whether hay fever symptoms develop. Hot, dry, windy days are more likely to have increased amounts of pollen in the air than cool, damp, rainy days when most pollen is washed to the ground.
Some disorders may be associated with allergies. These include eczema and asthma.
Allergies are common. Your genes and environment may make you more prone to allergies.
Whether or not you are likely to develop allergies is often passed down through families. If both your parents have allergies, you are likely to have allergies. The chance is greater if your mother has allergies.
Symptoms that occur shortly after you come into contact with the substance you are allergic to may include:
Itchy nose, mouth, eyes, throat, skin, or any area
Problems with smell
Symptoms that may develop later include
Stuffy nose (nasal congestion)
Clogged ears and decreased sense of smell
Dark circles under the eyes
Puffiness under the eyes
Fatigue and irritability
Memory problems and slowed thinking
In Homoeopathy there are very good medicines for boosting immune system which when given over a period of time will help in person recover completely from the problem without any side effects, very effectively.
People suffering should try avoiding oily, deep fried items, cold food like, ice creams, cold drinks, preservative added food, aviod taking white flour, white sugar or its prouducts, meat, fish, puddings.
TO BE TAKEN MORE : whole wheat flour, honey, salads and fresh vegetables