Health Lesson of the Day: Allergic Rhinitis


Mary Rae Floresca |

Frequent sneezing and runny nose in the morning when you wake up are some of the signs that you might have allergic rhinitis. This is a disturbing common sickness that we don’t want to have. We’ve pointed out below what triggers this and how to avoid it.

Allergic Rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever,” is an allergic reaction to specific allergens such as grass, dust, and mold and pollen. Your body releases histamine when triggered by an allergen. Histamine is a natural chemical that defends your body from the allergen. Symptoms are runny nose, sneezing, coughing, stuffy nose, frequent headaches and itchy eyes.

There are many factors that causes this common sickness, you’re more likely to develop this if your family has a history of allergies. Other external factors are cigarette smoke, air pollution, hairspray and different kinds of fumes. The changes in weather is also one of the causes. Do you have a garden at home? You might want to rethink that especially if there are a lot of blooming flowers, its pollens being circulated by wind “clutters” the air you breathe; thus, makes you sneeze a couple of times. To sum up the elements that causes allergic rhinitis, it is because of very small particles called allergen. What is commonly around us is simply – DUST.

To get rid of the unruly dust in your home or workplace, best to invest on a quality vacuum cleaner. Rainbow Cleaning System is an exceptional vacuum cleaner that works on the natural principle that “Wet Dust Can’t Fly.” It utilizes “The Power of Water” to effectively remove dirt and airborne particles. It is a Certified Air Cleaner and “asthma and allergy friendly.” If you’re asking why it’s that effective, it’s because Rainbow has a unique water and “separator” filtration system which captures typical household dirt, while the remaining microscopic particles are caught by their “HEPA Neutralizer Filtration System.” It filters up to .3 Microns with an efficiency of 99.97%. Dust particles smaller than .3 microns are removed but at a lower percentage. Virtually all dust particles greater in size than .3 microns are removed. Moreover, it maintains the filtration efficiency as compared to bag or bagless systems.

Cleaning is a major solution to avoid allergy that should not be taken for granted. Aside from the floors, clean your air conditioner, it mostly accumulates dust and it just circulates dust in your air, same as electric fans. How to cure aside from cleaning? Of course you cannot clean every inch of your workplace. You may take antihistamine tablets. It can be bought just over the counter at your local pharmacy. You may also ask for prescriptions from your doctor specifically a decongestant. You can also use eye drops or nasal sprays, but do not use this regularly. Consult your doctor for further necessary tests when your allergy keeps on coming back. Regular intake of Vitamin C and healthy diet helps as well.

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