What is allergic rhinitis and symptoms occur?

Written by: Dr. Ernest Güell i Figueras
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa is due to an allergic reaction against an environmental antigen.

the main symptoms are often violent hits and repeated sneezing;abundant, watery mucus;nasal itching and nasal obstruction. Often accompanied by itchy eyes ( conjunctivitis).

There are rhinitis of many types, and indeed, some are not allergic. Still, if we stick to the allergic rhinitis, the most common cause is allergy to pollens. Followers allergy mites, dander pets, moisture (fungi ), etc.


The treatment of allergic rhinitis always be personalized, but generally has three facets:

1– Avoid as far as possible contact with the allergen.

2– Increase tolerance through immunotherapy (shots).

3– Pharmacological treatment with antihistamines and/or corticosteroids, both nasal and orally.

The Allergy has a genetic component and, because of that, the patient tends to respond in the same way against a particular stimulus. What you get treatment is to increase tolerance.

In this way, so that the patient gave the same answer as before treatment, will take more concentration of allergen. That is why, although it fails to cure the allergy everything can be kept open patient symptoms.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Ernest Güell i Figueras
Allergy & Immunology

With over 30 years of experience is an expert in allergies and belongs to several scientific societies, in which he has held positions of responsibility. He specializes in pulmonology and Alergologia. Currently he is the Director of the Centre Medic Range Barcelona.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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