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    Tis the season of Allergies - Types of allergy problems

    Tis the season of Allergies - Types of allergy problems

    An allergic reaction may occur anywhere in the body but usually appears in the nose, eyes, lungs, lining of the stomach, sinuses, throat and skin. These are places where special immune system cells are stationed to fight off invaders that are inhaled, swallowed or come in contact with the skin.

    Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

    Allergic rhinitis is a general term used to describe the allergic reactions that take place in the nose. Symptoms may include sneezing, congestion, runny nose, and itching of the nose, the eyes and/or the roof of the mouth. When this problem is triggered by pollens or outdoor molds, during the Spring, Summer or Fall, the condition is often called "hay fever." When the problem is year-round, it might be caused by exposure to house dust mites, household pets, indoor molds or allergens at school or in the workplace. Sinusol® provides relief from both seasonal and “year round” symptoms triggered by various allergens such as pollen and house dust/molds. 

    Asthma

    Asthma symptoms occur when airway muscle spasms block the flow of air to the lungs and/or the linings of the bronchial tubes become inflamed. Excess mucus may clog the airways. An asthma attack is characterized by labored or restricted breathing, a tight feeling in the chest, coughing and/or wheezing. Sometimes a chronic cough is the only symptom. Asthma trouble can cause only mild discomfort or it can cause life-threatening attacks in which breathing stops altogether.

    Atopic and Contact Dermatitis/Hives/Skin Allergies

    Atopic and contact dermatitis, eczema and hives are skin conditions that can be caused by allergens and other irritants. Often the reaction may take hours or days to develop, as in the case of poison ivy. The most common allergic causes of rashes are medicines, insect stings, foods, animals and chemicals used at home or work. Allergies may be aggravated by emotional stress.

    Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a rare, potentially fatal allergic reaction that affects many parts of the body at the same time. The trigger may be an insect sting, a food (such as peanuts) or a medication. Symptoms may include:

    • vomiting or diarrhea
    • a dangerous drop in blood pressure
    • redness of the skin and/or hives
    • difficulty breathing
    • swelling of the throat and/or tongue
    • loss of consciousness.

    Frequently these symptoms start without warning and get worse rapidly. At the first sign of an anaphylactic reaction, the affected person must go immediately to the closest Emergency Room or call 911.

    If you feel like you’re always getting sick, with a cough or head congestion,  that just seems to linger  then it’s time to attempt the use of Sinusol®. Often, the symptoms of asthma or allergies develop gradually over time and still persist may require additional assistance to maximize airway health. 

    Allergy sufferers may become used to frequent symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, cough , itching, or wheezing. With the help of an allergist, these symptoms usually can be prevented or controlled with major improvement in quality of life.