Allergies

Seasonal allergies: feeling all stuffed up

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Allergies | 0 comments

Seasonal allergies: feeling all stuffed up

Spring is the time of year for renewal and rebirth, but for some of us it can be a time of suffering. The embrace of warm air around us cause allergy sufferers to sneeze, making runny noses, itchy eyes and congested sinuses a little too much to bear. Allergic rhinitis is the inflammation of the mucosal membrane of the nose, which can be seasonal or perennial, and can be triggered by pollen, pet dander, mould, dust mites or even certain foods or chemicals. When airborne allergens come into contact with the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose, histamine is released by the body that causes the...

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