Several people may be bored when they are awakened with tissue papers, cough, sneezing or snuffling regularly. These symptoms indicate that you may suffer from the allergic rhinitis or generally called “air allergy”.
The allergic rhinitis is most commonly found among all allergies. It is the abnormality due to the sensitivity of the nose membrane against the stimulant or allergen i.e. dust, cockroach, dandruff of cat or dog, pollen, fungus etc. Upon contact with such stimulant, it causes itching, cough, sneezing or snuffling.
The allergic rhinitis may not severe, but affects against the life quality and causes annoyance against this patient because he always sneezes or snuffles, and without accurate treatment, other sickness or complications may be caused i.e. conjunctivitis from allergy, asthma, inflamed skin from allergy, sinusitis, snoring and enlarged adenoid gland to block the respiratory system, inflamed tympanum, rhinitis etc.
The medical treatment must begin from the detection of the allergy cause by mean of the diagnosis by the doctor, record checking and physical examination jointly with the laboratory test in 2 methods as follows:
Because the rhinitis from allergy is chronic and affects against the life quality on study, working and society, the treatment should be under the regular care to follow up the complications and correct medicine use. The anti-allergy vaccination could change the action, reduce the medicine use or remove the symptoms, depending on the symptoms of each patient and the doctor’s opinions. This treatment should be under care the expertise doctor for the allergy. As important, the patient should do physical exercise for good health.
M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University