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Allergy Treatment

Allergy Treatment


Allergies can be treated and managed through various methods. Here's a list of treatment options commonly used:

  • Avoidance:Identifying and avoiding allergens that trigger your allergic reactions is the primary step. This might include staying indoors during high pollen counts, using air purifiers, or avoiding certain foods.

  • Medications:

    • Antihistamines: These drugs can help relieve sneezing, itching, runny nose, and hives by blocking the effects of histamine.

    • Decongestants: Reduce nasal congestion by narrowing blood vessels and reducing swelling in the nasal passages.

    • Nasal corticosteroids:Reduce inflammation and can help with symptoms like nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

    • Leukotriene modifiers:Help block the action of certain immune system chemicals.

    • Allergy shots (Immunotherapy): Involves regular injections of small amounts of allergens to gradually desensitize the immune system.

  • Allergy Nasal Sprays: These sprays can help alleviate symptoms by reducing inflammation in the nasal passages.

  • Eye Drops: For allergic conjunctivitis, eye drops can help alleviate itching and redness.

  • Allergy-proofing your environment: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, clean regularly, maintain low humidity, and use HEPA filters to minimize allergens indoors.

  • Natural Remedies: Some people find relief from allergies using natural remedies like saline nasal rinses, butterbur extract, or probiotics. However, these should be used cautiously and preferably under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

  • Emergency Epinephrine: For severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), having an epinephrine auto-injector (EpiPen) and knowing how to use it is crucial. This is commonly prescribed for people with severe allergies to foods, insect stings, or other allergens.

  • Surgey : Few conditions such as nasal polyps or DNS which aggrevates allergy symptoms needs surgical intervention after a trial of medication.

Always consult with an Allergist before starting any new treatment or medication for allergies. They can help determine the best approach based on the type and severity of your allergies.


Nasal polyps are associated with irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the lining of your nasal passages and sinuses that lasts more than 12 weeks (chronic sinusitis).

However, it’s possible to have chronic sinusitis without nasal polyps.

Nasal polyps themselves are soft and lack sensation, so if they’re small, you may not be aware you have them. Multiple growths or a large polyp may block your nasal passages and sinuses.

Common signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps include:

  • A runny nose
  • Persistent Stuffiness
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Decreased or absent sense of smell
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Facial pain or headache
  • Pain in your upper teeth
  • A sense of pressure over your forehead and face
  • Snoring
  • Frequent Nosebleeds

Risk Factors

Any condition that triggers long-term irritation and swelling (inflammation) in your nasal passages or sinuses, such as infections or allergies, may increase your risk of developing nasal polyps.

Conditions often associated with nasal polyps include:

  • Asthma, a disease that causes the airway to swell (inflame) and narrow
  • Aspirin sensitivity
  • Allergic fungal sinusitis, an allergy to airborne fungi
  • Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that results in abnormally thick, sticky fluids in the body, including thick mucus from nasal and sinus linings
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome (eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis), a rare disease that causes the inflammation of blood vessels
  • Vitamin D deficiency, which occurs when your body doesn’t have enough vitamin D

Your family history also may play a role. There’s some evidence that certain genetic variations associated with immune system function make you more likely to develop nasal polyps.

Nasal polyps can cause complications because they block normal airflow and fluid drainage, and also because of the long-term irritation and swelling (inflammation) underlying their development.

Potential complications include:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea: This is a potentially serious condition in which you stop and start breathing frequently during sleep.
  • Asthma Flare-Ups: Chronic sinusitis can worsen asthma.
  • Sinus Infections: Nasal polyps can make you more susceptible to sinus infections that recur often.