Seasonal Allergies and Sinusitis Can Be Prevented.
Nasal allergy is very common.
The numbers of patients seem to be increasing, probably because of the air pollution.
When the allergy is bad, any chilling can cause symptoms - drink only warm liquids and avoid ice. Here it is very important to drink hot tea before getting out of bed. This is because these spices add to the histamine already in your body which makes the allergy symptoms and worsens sinusitis. Instead of warming up after getting out of bed by circulation, the body coughs and sneezes as part of the warming up mechanism. With allergy is important to avoid getting chilled, especially in a movie, this will bring on symptoms. The plants pollinate about 5 AM and 5PM, so it is important to sleep with the windows shut to avoid the 5 AM pollen, and to drive in the late afternoon with the car windows closed. When the allergy symptoms are severe you must avoid spicy foods - hot mustard, hot peppers, etc.. This is because these spices add to the histamine already in your body which makes the allergy symptoms.
Be very careful of nose drops such as Afrin and Neosynephrine.
All nose drops can be addicting, the more you spray, the more constriction of the nose, then there is rebound and the nose is more congested. Soon, instead of every 12 hours, you have to use the drops every 6 then every four hours! Then, the systemic effect of all that medicine takes over and the person becomes nervous, jittery and sleep is difficult. This is called Rhinitis Medicamentosum. Once this happens, the best treatment is a short course of Prednisone combined with an antibiotic from your doctor. If you have allergies, it is better to pay someone else to clean out grandma's attic because the symptoms brought on from the dust will be extreme.
After exposure to an allergy trigger such as ragweed, just as you might wash your hands to remove dirt, you can use pulsatile saline irrigation to remove offending substances and reduce susceptibility to sinusitis.
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