Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa due to an allergic reaction. It should be borne in mind that the treatment of this type of rhinitis is fundamentally different from the treatment of a common rhinitis.
It is necessary
- - antihistamines;
- - nasal corticosteroids;
- - salt solution.
Eliminate the likely exogenous and endogenous factors that cause and maintain allergic rhinitis.
To reduce allergic inflammation on the nasal mucous membranes, antihistamines, taken by mouth and given in the form of drops or tablets, can be used. Use second-generation drugs such as cetrin, zodac, claritin, and kestin; as well as the third generation - erius, zyrtek, telfast.
Follow your doctor's instructions for at least 14 days. A longer period of use is hazardous to health due to a possible negative effect on the heart.
Check with your doctor if it is possible to use local remedies that affect the nasal mucosa. Such drugs include sodium cromoglycate derivatives - cromohexal, cromosol, cromoglin. Treat with these drugs for at least 2-4 months. Treat year-round if your doctor decides.
Choose nasal corticosteroids if the allergic rhinitis is severe. These medicines are most often produced in the form of a nasal spray and are prescribed for use no more than 2 times a day, depending on age. Talk to your doctor about the duration of the treatment.
Do not abuse vasoconstrictor drops during the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Long-term use will inevitably lead to the development of rhinitis of varying severity, called medication.
Use folk remedies only in one case: try rinsing your nose with a salt solution. Prepare a solution of 1/3 teaspoon of salt dissolved in 1 cup of boiled water and apply up to twice a day. Numerous recipes for teas and herbs may not only fail to cure allergic rhinitis, but also lead to an exacerbation of the disease, as well as the appearance of a secondary infection, which in turn will delay the appointment of adequate treatment.
Remember to use medication.