Allergies (allergic rhinitis)
Allergy-free = stress-free
- 15 min15 minutes
- Free (if eligible)Free (if eligible)
- Columbia Street Pharmacy (GUARDIAN)
➤ Self-assessment checklist: º All the below for more than 7 days: º Stuffy or runny nose (usually clear and watery) º Sneezing º Itchy nose, eyes, and/or throat ➤ What are allergies (allergic rhinitis)? Allergies happen when you are exposed to certain particles in the air (allergens). Your body's defence system (immune system) overreacts to certain substances. The immune system may treat a harmless substance as if it were a harmful germ or virus. Many things can cause this problem. You can be allergic to things such as pollens, dust, or animal dander. Your allergies can be mild or severe. Mild allergies can be managed with home treatment. But medicine may be needed to prevent problems. When allergies aren't treated, they can affect your health. You may have problems such as sinusitis, plugged ears, and ear infections. Allergies can also affect your quality of life. You may avoid seeing people, have problems sleeping, and feel tired or grumpy. ➤ What are the symptoms? Allergy symptoms may start minutes or hours after you breathe in an allergen. Your symptoms can last for days. You may sneeze or cough. Your eyes may be itchy and watery. Or you may feel "stuffed up," making it hard to breathe through your nose.
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