Doctors explained how to recognize allergic rhinitis

Медики объяснили, как распознать аллергический насморк

Correct diagnosis important for correct treatment.

Allergic and infectious rhinitis are often confused due to similar symptoms, like a cold with allergies. So the allergist Olga Gogoleva called the main differences between these types of rhinitis, according to the with reference to the channel 24.

In children, unlike adults, to distinguish allergic rhinitis from non-allergic, is difficult.

This is due to the fact that in children the infection occur much more often than in adults, masking of allergic rhinitis.

In addition, allergies in children can be infectious-dependent manner and to emerge clearly only against infection.

Main features of allergic rhinitis

  • a runny nose with a profuse watery discharge from the nose
  • sneezing (especially in series)
  • nasal congestion
  • itchy nose
  • the presence of redness and itching of both eyes, lacrimation

If there is more than one symptom from a list of over hours for several days, it means that you have allergic rhinitis.

If there is only a stuffy nose or heavy mucus, allergic rhinitis is possible, but requires confirmation by laboratory methods.

If you have sneezing, itchy nose and/or eye symptoms, but there is an abundant mucous discharge, you need to look for neallergicakie causes the common cold.

Specific symptom of allergic rhinitis — allergic salute (the allergic or “greeting”): wiping your nose with your palm up, to remove the slime and scratch your nose.

If a cold has these symptoms, then you need to look for other causes of rhinitis, except for allergies:

  • nasal congestion on one side only
  • nasal discharge from one side only
  • thick green or yellow highlighter
  • melt the contents of the nose to the back of the throat
  • pain in the face
  • recurrent bleeding
  • loss of smell

The doctor says: allergic and non-allergic rhinitis can be combined.

If you see / baby combination of features from two lists, this means that you need to look for and allergies, and neallergicakie reasons.

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It is best to consult a doctor for accurate diagnosis.

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