Do you frequently suffer from nasal congestion, pain in the ears, or an itchy nose?
Do you experience loss of smell, stuffy nose, or runny nose?
If yes, you might be suffering from nasal conditions and need the best treatment to get relief from these issues as they can have a massive impact on your life. We at Asian Super Specialty ENT Hospital provide the best Nasal Allergy Treatment at ENT hospital in Visakhapatnam.
Nasal allergy or Allergic Rhinitis is a diagnosis related to a set of symptoms affecting your nose. These symptoms occur when you inhale substances, you’re allergic to, such as dust, animal dander, or pollen.
What is Nasal Allergy?
Nasal allergy also referred to as rhinitis, is the inflammation of the nasal passages that causes an itchy nose, redness, runny nose, etc. The nose usually produces a thin and clear fluid called mucus. It keeps dust, debris, and allergens out of the lungs. Mucus captures particles like dust and pollen, as well as bacteria and viruses.
When the nose gets infected, it may produce more mucus that becomes thick and pale yellow. Substances in the mucus may irritate the throat and cause coughing.
What are the causes of nasal allergy?
- Irritants or allergens that provoke an allergic response may cause nasal allergies.
- Your body cells react to the irritants or allergens by producing histamine and other chemicals.
- Nasal allergy is often a temporary illness. It reduces on its own after some days for many people.
- In others, especially those with various allergies, rhinitis can be a chronic condition. Chronic means it is almost present or reoccurs frequently. Rhinitis can persist for weeks to months with allergen exposure.
What are the types of nasal allergies?
Nasal allergies or rhinitis are caused by allergies to substances called allergens.
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis: It is an allergic response to pollen from grasses, trees, and weeds. This type of rhinitis mainly occurs in the spring season when pollen is in the air.
- Perennial allergic rhinitis: The allergens which are present all year long cause perennial allergic rhinitis. The leading cause of this type of rhinitis is allergies to dust, mites, mold, animal dander, and cockroach debris.
- Non-allergic rhinitis: Allergens do not cause it, but smoke, chemicals, or other irritating environmental conditions may provoke non-allergic rhinitis. Hormonal imbalance, physical defects of the nose, and the overuse of nasal sprays may also cause it.
- Infectious rhinitis: It is one of the most common rhinitis types, known as the common cold or upper respiratory infection. Colds occur when viruses settle into the nose's mucous membranes and sinus cavities and cause an infection.
What are the treatments for Nasal Allergies or Allergic Rhinitis?
- Antihistamines - It is taken orally or as a nasal spray. It can relieve sneezing, runny nose, nasal stuffiness, itching in the nose, and eyes.
- Decongestants - These are taken by mouth or as nasal drops or spray. They help shrink the nasal passage lining, which reduces nasal stuffiness.
- Nasal corticosteroids - These are nasal sprays that reduce inflammation in the nose and prevent allergic reactions. They are the most efficient medicines for allergic rhinitis because it can decrease all symptoms, including nasal congestion.
- Leukotriene receptor antagonists - They block the action of vital chemical messengers other than histamine required in allergic reactions.
- Cromolyn sodium - It is a nasal spray that blocks the release of chemicals, including histamine and leukotrienes that cause allergic symptoms.
- Immunotherapy - Immunotherapy shots lower your immune response to particular allergens over time. These are regular injections given over time, usually 3 to 5 years, to stop or reduce the allergy attacks. An allergy shot has a small amount of the specific substance or substances that trigger your allergic reactions
- Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) - It includes placing a tablet comprising a mixture of different allergens under your tongue. It acts the same as allergy shots but without an injection. Currently, it is useful for treating rhinitis and asthma allergies.
If you suffer from colds, cough, runny nose, or other nasal issues frequently, please visit us at Asian Super Specialty ENT Hospital and seek the best Nasal Allergy Treatment by Booking an appointment with our ENT specialist in Visakhapatnam -Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli
Why choose us?
- Asian Super Specialty ENT Hospital is the only ENT hospital in Andhra Pradesh that extensively deals with the disorders and problems of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck.
- Under the leadership and supervision of Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli, the Director of Asian Super Specialty ENT Hospital, we have achieved recognition for providing advanced and evidence-based treatment.
- Our state-of-the-art ENT Hospital in Visakhapatnam has the latest medical infrastructure, exceptional result-oriented treatments, dedicated staff, and highly qualified doctors.
- Our expert ENT specialists have the experience and skills to handle advanced diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic audiology procedures and have gained more than 98% surgical success rate.
We maintain the highest standard of excellence cost-efficiently so that everyone can avail of the best ENT care.