How to identify Allergic Rhinitis and how to prevent it ?

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Here we discuss the methods to identify the symptoms for Allergic Rhinitis, the tests to diagnose it, methods to prevent it and also about treatment options for Allergic Rhinitis.

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How to identify Allergic Rhinitis and how to prevent it What are the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis Common complaints include sneezing headache cough running/stuffy nose sinus pressure itching eye and ear irritation hives and sore/itchy throat. What are the tests to diagnose Allergic Rhinitis Clinical examination by an Allergy Specialist is the most important way of diagnosing Allergic Rhinitis. However there are serum blood tests available which can identify the antibodies produced against possible allergen exposure they are called as serum specific IgE tests for aeroallergens and food allergens. Also the specialist on evaluation may find it appropriate in certain cases to do a skin prick test SPT – the Gold standard of Allergy diagnosis. How do we prevent occurrence of Allergic Rhinitis Regular nasal saline rinses can be followed in case of people having heavy exposure to dust and other common allergens such as pollen grains. They will have an immense benefit of preventing the occurrence of Allergic Rhinitis.

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What are the treatment options for Allergic Rhinitis Consultation with an Allergy Specialist Pulmonologist or ENT physician is a must to confirm the diagnosis of Allergic Rhinitis. Typical therapy for mild intermittent symptoms is Over the counter OTC medicines - oral antihistamines such as loratadine cetirizine fexofenadine desloratadine levocetirizine and diphenhydramine. These medications are most effective at decreasing rhinorrhea nasal itching and sneezing. On discussion with an expert specialist physician they may suggest you Allergen specific Immunotherapy for longer lasting relief from Chronic Allergic Rhinitis. If you have any allergy related issues feel free to contact Allergy Specialist in Bangalore - Dr. Puneeth KN for a consultation.

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