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Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is a group of symptoms affecting the nose like sneezing and runny nose. People with allergic rhinitis generally experience symptoms after breathing in an allergy causing substance such as pollen or dust.
Its a condition which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air. An allergen is something that triggers an allergy. When a person with allergic rhinitis breathes in an allergen such as pollen, animal dander or dust, the body releases histamines that cause allergy symptoms.
Signs and symptoms
Symptoms onset is often within minutes following exposure, some develop symptoms at specific time of the year. Here are some of the common sign and symptoms - Runny and stuffy nose
- Itchy nose, eyes, throat
- Sneezing
- Watery eyes
- Puffiness around the eyes
- Sore throat and coughing
- Fatigue and irritability
- Headache
Many people with allergic rhinitis also have asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, or atopic dermatitis.
- Sinusitis
- Nasal polyp
- Otitis media
- Asthma
- Medical history 
- Skin prick/ patch test
- Blood tests for allergen-specific IgE antibodies
Management and Homoeopathic treatment
Lifestyle changes and avoiding allergens : The best treatment is to avoid the allergen that cause your symptoms like dust etc. It may be impossible to avoid all allergens. But patient can often take steps to reduce the exposure.
Homoeopathic treatment : Homeopathy is the holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the individualization and symptoms similarity. The aim of homeopathy is not just to treat disease by its name but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. Homeopathic treatment treats the disease at the root level, hence enhancing the resistance power / immunity which helps in removing the underlining susceptibility and bring out the cure. We have developed a unique way of prescribing to bring quick and safe results through homoeopathy.