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My son is suffering from Allergic Rhinitis and I want to know the reasons and reliefs of Allergic Rhinitis.
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Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
3 years ago
Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, is an allergic response to specific allergens. Some typical allergens are grass, dust, and mold. Pollen is the most common allergen. Your body releases histamine when it encounters an allergen. A histamine is a natural chemical that defends your body from the allergen. This chemical causes allergic rhinitis, which can have many uncomfortable symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes.
There are different ways to treat allergic rhinitis. Antihistamines Antihistamines effectively treat allergies.
You can use decongestants over a short period of time
Optimal management of rhinitis involves a multifaceted approach including patient education, environmental control(s) and trigger avoidance, pharmacotherapy, and, in appropriately selected patients, subcutaneous immunotherapy etc
Please consult Pediatrician (child Dr). Pediatrician will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. Dr. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause Dr. will prescribe you treatment.
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