Allergic rhinitis develops when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problems in most people such as perfumes, cleaning products and other strong odours and irritants such as cigarette or other smoke, etc
Allergic rhinitis takes two different forms:
Seasonal: Symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis can occur in spring, rainy season, etc. They are usually caused by allergic sensitivity to airborne mold spores or to pollens from grass, trees and weeds.
Perennial: People with perennial allergic rhinitis experience symptoms year-round. It is generally caused by dust mites, pet hair or dander, cockroaches or mold, Underlying or hidden food allergies, etc
When a sensitive person inhales an allergen, the body’s immune system may react with:
- Nasal congestion/ stuffy nose
- Running nose
- Sleep disorders
- Missed days of work or school
Preventions of Allergic Rhinitis:
- Allergic Rhinitis is caused due to immune system over reacts
- Some of the biggest culprits for causing Allergic reactions are Pollen, Dust mites, Pets, Food, Medication ETC..,
- Avoid going outside when pollen count is high in the environment
- Keep doors and windows shut during Mid Morning and early evening when there is most pollen in the air
- Intake of Saline Spray: Taking dry Aerosol salt in salt room therapy which enters deeper respiratory track and clears nasal congestion, they help out pollen and other irritants
- Intake of Spirulina: A blue green algae demonstrated anti allergic protective effects towards Allergic Rhinitis
- Intake of Vitamin C: Taking 200gms of Vitamin C daily reduce Histamine level
- Pranayama exercises are highly beneficial to combat Allergic Rhinitis
- Use of Ginger: Adding Small amount of powdered ginger to food or ginger extract may help take the edge off Allergic symptoms.
- Daily intake of dried ginger significations reduces sneezing and other signs of allergy. A major Component in Ginger is 6-Gingerol which suppresses the activation of T-lymphoytes a tyle of white blood cells that plays a important role in sensitizing people to specific allergens
- Wear a mask: It will keep allergens from getting in your airways; Nosel blocks 90% of small particles such as pollens and other allergens
- Intake of Liquids: If someone feels more stuff nose or post nasal drip drink more hot water (Tea, soup or Non-alcoholic drink), extra liquid can thin the mucus in nasal passage
- Steam: Inhaling the steam will helps clear stuff nose and clear the congestion, heaviness of head and makes breath easier. One can take steam with natural Aroma oil like eucalyptus oil.
- Avoid Cigarettes: Smoking can trigger and helps in progress of respiratory disease so it’s better to avoid smoking
- One should eat healthy: One should lot of fresh vegetables, Fruits, Apple, Orange, Tomatoes etc. Healthy diet is good for Body which helps in improve and maintain Immunity
How salt therapy works against Allergic Rhinitis:
The salt aerosols in the salt therapy room reaches the nasal cavity and clears the blockages in the tract and through its natural anti-inflammatory property reduces the inflammation of the mucosal layer easing respiratory distress, while the antibacterial property of salt treats the infection, the T-lymphocyte cell modulating effect of salt aerosols help in controlling the sensitivity which results in allergic response, leading to reduced remission cycles, Thus helps reduce the headache, running nose and cough. Usually an individual experiences fatigue and insomnia due to repeated respiratory distress in this condition, the negative ion released in salt therapy is similar to experiences when you step into a fresh air environment which improves mental acuity which while stabilizing mood and sleep patterns, curbing stress.