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Learn how to quickly and effectively cure allergic rhinitis.


Runny nose, swelling of the nose, itching, watery eyes are characteristic symptoms of allergic rhinitis that occurs as a result of allergens (pollen, house dust, animal hair, etc.) entering the nasal mucosa. Unpleasant sensations often cause anxiety, causing a headache, increased irritability, sleep disturbances, and in some cases a condition close to depression. How to get rid of unwanted companions of the disease, if there are no anti-allergic drugs on hand? In fact, it is possible to alleviate the course of the disease with the help of simple procedures at home.

Rinse nose

Being a daily hygiene procedure in India (jala ​​neti), rinsing the nose has established itself as not only a therapeutic, but also a preventive measure, preventing the infection of many infectious diseases. For these purposes, neti-pot is used - a small teapot with a narrow nose that facilitates the process of irrigation of the nasal mucosa (instead of the kettle, you can use a syringe, a syringe without a needle or saucer).

To eliminate allergens, a simple solution of table or sea salt is prepared, which, liquefying the mucus, facilitates their elimination. You can also use a solution of iodine (2 drops per glass of water) or decoctions of chamomile, sage, calendula - but only in the absence of allergy to iodine and herbs. Bending the head, pour the contents of the teapot into one nostril, and then into the other, making sure that the liquid gets into the nasopharynx.

The procedure is prohibited in acute inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), epilepsy and frequent nosebleeds.

Steam inhalation

The advantage of steam inhalation is that, by diluting the nose secret with rhinitis, hot air affects not only the mucous membrane, but also the paranasal sinuses. Thus, the nasal membranes are quickly moistened, cleansed of allergens and bacteria. For the procedure, a special device (nebulizer) or a pan filled with water is used. Solutions for inhalation can be made according to such recipes:

  • decoction of potatoes (with tubers),
  • heated (not higher than 50 ° C) salt solution (1 tsp. per 1 liter of water),
  • hot soda solution (1 tsp. per 1 liter of water),
  • decoctions of pharmaceutical herbs (chamomile, calendula, coltsfoot) - 1 tsp. dry herbs per 1 liter of boiling water.

You should breathe with both nostrils. After a 10-15 minute procedure, it is recommended to wrap your face with a warm scarf for maximum effect.

Inhalation should not be done immediately after eating, with fever and exacerbation of existing chronic diseases (arterial hypertension, decompensation of diabetes mellitus, etc.).

Nose warming

The procedure for warming the nose with allergies is similar to the effect of steam inhalation - only liquid is not required for its use. Large, well-calcined salt in a pan is wrapped in a tissue pouch and applied to the sinuses. In addition to salt, you can use buckwheat, millet, rice, ordinary sand or a hard-boiled hot egg.

The effect of temperature accelerates the rush of blood to the vessels, as a result of which allergens are removed from the nose along with mucus. It is important to distinguish allergic rhinitis from sinusitis, since in the presence of purulent contents in the sinuses, heating is contraindicated.

Essential oils

In the absence of the capabilities listed above, you can inhale the essential oils diluted in hot water, most of which give an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect (8-10 drops per 1 liter of water), for example menthol oil, eucalyptus oil, juniper, fir, tea tree. To reduce edema, essential oils are rubbed into the maxillary sinuses or buried in the nasal cavity. The medicine is prepared by taking olive oil (50 ml) as a base and adding a few drops of pine, rosemary, sage or peppermint essential oil to it. A good effect is provided by instillation of Kalanchoe juice in the nose.

A contraindication to the procedure can only be the individual intolerance of a particular oil.


This ancient technique, acupuncture, allows you to relieve swelling of the nose, causing an improvement in blood circulation in the tissues. It can be done like this:

  • with your thumbs on the wings of the nose, rotate clockwise for 1-2 minutes,
  • pads of the middle, ring fingers and little finger gently affect the area from nose to ears (under the eyes),
  • with three fingers of both hands massage your forehead.

Despite the fact that touching some points of the face may be accompanied by pain, it is recommended to massage them until the discomfort disappears.

Some spices and products have the ability to instantly clean the mucous membranes and sinuses of the allergens that caused the swelling. First of all, onions, garlic, pepper (black, red, chili), mustard, horseradish, wasabi, ginger contribute to this.

When eating spicy food, one should not forget about its negative effect on the mucous membrane of the esophagus and stomach. Therefore, in the presence of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, ulcers), it is better to get rid of allergic rhinitis in another way.

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Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Allergic rhinitis is provoked by allergens (aeroallergens), which, getting on the nasal mucosa, cause irritation and contribute to the emergence of a whole chain of unpleasant sensations. While others may not respond to the content of certain substances in the air, certain people have a runny nose due to individual intolerance. A similar reaction can cause:

  • pollen of plants
  • microscopic mites
  • mold and yeast fungi,
  • excretion of animals (protein in cat saliva or in rat urine, dandruff),
  • specific and occupational allergens (resins, chemical compounds).

The causes of allergic rhinitis can be hidden in a person’s genetic predisposition, poor ecology, low immunity, weakened by other diseases and constant stress. If a person notices that his condition is deteriorating in the room, perhaps it is necessary to carry out cleaning more often, because dangerous allergens are often found in dust. Well, street exacerbations in almost a hundred percent of cases are associated with a high concentration of plant pollen in the air.

Continuous itching in the nose is one of the symptoms of rhinitis.

Depending on the time of year, the following trees and plants can cause allergies in Russia and neighboring countries:

  1. March-May: poplar, dandelions, birch, alder,
  2. June – July: wheat grass, rye, bluegrass,
  3. July — October: wormwood, quinoa, ragweed.

In the northern regions of the country, seasonal rhinitis is not as prevalent as in the south, where for many years various services have been unsuccessfully fighting the fields of ragweed, which is considered one of the main culprits of allergic rhinitis.

Since the disease has various causes and is associated with the characteristics of the human body, the symptoms of allergic rhinitis can also be different. But most often the disease manifests itself as follows:

  • stuffing up the nose, causing problems with nasal breathing,
  • itchy nose
  • flowing from the nose (discharge is usually transparent)
  • lays ears, inflammation of the Eustachian tube connecting the ear and nose cavities occurs
  • often the eyes turn red, also itch and watery,
  • sneezing occurs
  • sore throat, cough appears,
  • possible headaches, fatigue.

Diagnosis of allergic rhinitis is carried out by collecting history data and identifying allergens. The clinical picture is based on the patient’s complaints: doctors will find out how often a runny nose appears, what factors provoke it, and whether relatives have allergic diseases. They also perform rhinoscopy, an examination of the oral cavity is possible: in medicine there is the concept of an “allergic face”, this is when children who often suffer from a runny nose and do not receive proper treatment for allergic rhinitis develop an incorrect bite and have problems with teeth.

An effective treatment will be prescribed only by a doctor

Skin testing and other tests can accurately diagnose, and most importantly, identify allergens. A week before skin testing, you need to refuse to take antihistamines, but with radioallergosorbent testing, such a refusal is not needed. The second method is more expensive, but in every fourth case it does not reveal any problem. Skin tests are much cheaper, but almost always help to identify the cause. They are carried out during the period of remission, when the patient has no exacerbations, by applying various allergens to small skin incisions that cause itching or redness.

IndicatorsAllergic rhinitisRhinitis of non-allergic origin
SeasonalityIs presentMissing
RhinoscopyWithout exacerbation of hay fever, the membrane is pale pink, with exacerbation - edematousNasal mucosa is cyanotic or pale marble
Reaction to antihistaminesPositiveNo reaction
ManifestationIn contact with allergenNo pronounced features
Additional symptomsConjunctivitis, urticariaMay be absent
Other allergic diseasesOften observedMay be absent

Preventative measures

The prevention of the disease includes a set of measures aimed at the overall strengthening of the body. It is necessary to abandon bad habits, go in for sports or gymnastics. It is important to carry out hygiene procedures: more often do wet cleaning in the house, do not clog the rooms with trash. It is better if there aren’t such parts on the premises that dust often settles on: books need to be hidden behind glass doors, instead of heavy curtains, set blinds. An air humidifier will bring additional benefits (if you are allergic to mold, on the contrary, you need to keep the room dry).

To avoid exacerbation of rhinitis, ventilate the room more often.

Many patients have a "cross" allergy, an acute reaction to vegetables and fruits. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be exacerbated by various foods, such as honey. If a person notices that after eating some fruit or vegetable, he becomes worse, it is advisable to exclude such food from the diet.

It is useful to rinse the nose with special tools or a solution of salt and water prepared at home (sometimes a few drops of iodine and a pinch of soda are also added to a glass of water).

Doctors often advise treating allergic rhinitis with allergen-specific immunotherapy. This procedure is aimed at adapting the body to identified allergens. Over time, therapy can significantly reduce the severity of symptoms.

  • ventilate the room after rain, when there is a decrease in the concentration of allergens in the air, but in windy and dry weather, especially in the morning, it is better not to open the windows,
  • wash your hair more often and take a shower, as pollen particles settle on the body,
  • try not to dry the washed clothes on the street, as it also collects pollen with the wind.

You can treat an allergic rhinitis with various drugs, for example, nasal corticosteroids. But today antihistamines of the 3rd generation are most often used, they are considered much more effective and safer than the means of past years. They are allowed to be used by people who need to constantly focus their attention, since such drugs do not cause drowsiness and to a small extent affect the work of the heart.

  • Trexil. Derived from buterophenol, an H1 receptor antagonist. It is prescribed for rhinitis, dermatitis, urticaria and asthma. It is allowed for patients with impaired endocrine system and glaucoma. But if the dosage is exceeded, it can have a sedative effect and affect the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Telfast. Metabolite of terfenadine. It is considered a strong anti-allergic drug, but for some it can cause dizziness, shortness of breath and nausea.
  • Zirtek. It is equally effective in seasonal exacerbations and chronic allergic diseases. Contraindications Zyrtek: individual intolerance, pregnancy, breast-feeding. It is strictly forbidden to give the drug to children under the age of 6 months.

It is necessary to observe the dosage of drugs: any remedy can be dangerous if it is not used according to the instructions.

You can not use vasoconstrictor drops for a long time (Vibrocil, Naphthyzine and others). Even if they help ease breathing, drugs, with constant use, can provoke medical rhinitis, tachyphylaxis, since they generally violate the nasal breathing system.

Allergic rhinitis in children and pregnancy

Pregnant rhinitis should be treated with great care.

Allergic rhinitis in a child often causes a bad mood, a deterioration in school performance, because the disease does not allow the child to feel confident and interferes with important tasks. Prevention, symptoms and treatment of allergic rhinitis in children are generally similar to those for adults. But children need a more gentle and safer treatment system. As a rule, drugs are prescribed in stages, from the lightest go to potent drugs, depending on the effect.

Some doctors do not recommend intranasal glucocorticoids, as they fear a negative effect on the growth and functioning of the adrenal glands. Although numerous studies disprove this effect, these drugs are prescribed for children in minimal dosages. The safest are:

  • Mometasone Allowed from the age of two.
  • Fluticasone. Applied from four years.
  • From the age of six, Budesonide and Beclomethasone are allowed to be used.

Antihistamines of 3 generations are considered safer to treat allergic rhinitis in children. Among the recognized drugs: Desloratadine (allowed from 2 years old) and Fexofenadine (from six years old).

Allergic rhinitis in children from five years of age and older is treated with specific immunotherapy. The procedure takes from 3 to 5 years. Allergic rhinitis in a child under 3 years of age can also be treated with cromoglycic acid, which has almost no side effects. Additionally, moisturizers are used. But it is better not to use vasoconstrictors for children because of the danger of ricochet edema of the mucosa.

It is impossible to independently treat allergic rhinitis in children. The procedure should be followed by a doctor who prescribes medications.

Allergic rhinitis is treated equally severely during pregnancy. However, treatment in this position is necessary, especially if the woman has a second half of pregnancy. At this time, the fetus quickly gains weight, develops, and when his mother has difficulty breathing, the fetus also lacks oxygen. Delays in development and underweight are possible.

During this period, a woman becomes sensitive to external stimuli due to the high level of hormones in the blood. It is impossible to treat allergic rhinitis during pregnancy with antihistamines in the first trimester, they are usually replaced with a complex of vitamins. Vitamins C, oleic, nicotinic, pantothenic acids, and also zinc will be useful. In the second trimester, rhinitis during pregnancy is sometimes treated with antihistamines. The safest are Zirtek, Telfast and Claritin. Their use must be agreed with the doctor.

Why does this ailment arise?

Allergic rhinitis is a fairly common disease. Medical statistics claim that 20% of the inhabitants of our country suffer from some form of the disease.

Doctors say that any manifestation of allergies indicates problems in the immune system. As soon as an irritant enters the body, the immune system perceives it as a foreign body. Histamine begins to be produced intensely, which causes the onset of a runny nose and other allergy symptoms. Moreover, this reaction is so rapid that from the moment of contact with the allergen to the onset of the first symptoms it takes from a few seconds to twenty minutes.

The most popular allergens include house dust and dust mites living in it, pollen from plants and trees, mold spores, wool, saliva, pet excrement, insects, food, and medications.

A special risk group includes people who have allergies in the family, since the pathology is inherited.


The most common signs of the disease include:

  • runny nose (discharge from the nose, usually transparent and copious),
  • frequent sneezing
  • stuffy nose
  • itching in the nasal cavity
  • itchy eyes
  • redness of the eyes
  • lacrimation
  • breathing through the mouth, as the nose is constantly blocked,
  • violation of smell
  • bruises under the eyes
  • swollen face
  • sleep impairment
  • headaches,
  • irritability, breakdown, weakness.

Most often, the disease first manifests itself in childhood.

If we talk about the degree of manifestation of symptoms, mild, moderate and severe forms of the disease are distinguished. When a runny nose and other symptoms do not affect the patient’s usual lifestyle, they speak of a mild degree of the disease. When performance decreases and sleep disturbances occur, they speak of a moderate pathology. In severe form, the symptoms of the disease appear very clearly and pronounced.

Types of disease

The disease manifests itself in three types: seasonal, year-round, and more recently, another form has begun to be distinguished - professional rhinitis.

Seasonal rhinitis, as the name implies, appears at a certain time of the year. Most often in spring and summer, when active flowering of grasses, shrubs and trees begins. In this case, plant pollen and mold spores act as an allergen.

Symptoms of perennial rhinitis bother the patient for a long time, one can say constantly, which greatly violates the person’s usual lifestyle and adversely affects his condition.

Professional runny nose is a new form of rhinitis. Scientists have found that representatives of certain professions, who are constantly in contact with a certain substance during the working day, can also “earn” allergic rhinitis. Such professions include builders, veterinarians, flour mills, doctors, representatives of the woodworking profession. With this form of the disease, a person experiences relief during the weekend and vacation.

Why is it necessary to treat a runny nose?

Very often, patients themselves allow the disease to progress, either by choosing the wrong treatment methods, or not paying any attention to the disease at all.

The main mistake that patients make when self-medicating is the uncontrolled use of vasoconstrictive drops to relieve permanent nasal congestion. But this is the first step to the operating table! Drops can be used no more than a week. Continuous use of drops is addictive. As a result, the nasal mucosa ceases to function normally, and the patient can no longer breathe through the nose. In this case, only the operation will help.

If the treatment of rhinitis is neglected, the disease will gradually progress: the seasonal form can turn into year-round, the number of substances provoking allergic reactions will increase or, much worse, will turn into bronchial asthma.

Allergic Rhinitis Treatment

Rhinitis treatment should be started in a timely manner. To exclude pathologies of the nasal cavity, you must first consult an otorhinolaryngologist. To determine the allergic nature of the disease, several tests must be taken: a nasal swab, a general blood test to determine the number of eosinophils, an analysis to determine immunoglobulins. If the tests show that the cause of the common cold is an allergy, it will be necessary to conduct skin tests to determine the allergen.

Therapy of the disease involves taking a number of medications. In most cases, allergies cannot be completely eliminated, but they help relieve the severity of symptoms and reduce the risk of serious complications.

The patient is usually prescribed antihistamines (it is recommended to start taking these drugs in case of seasonal rhinitis in order to prevent the symptoms from developing), vasoconstrictor drops to relieve swelling and nasal congestion (the duration of the drops is prescribed by the doctor and should be strictly observed), mast membrane stabilizers cells (relieving inflammation in the nasal cavity). If such therapy does not bring the desired result, hormonal drugs - corticosteroids can be prescribed.

If the substance that causes allergic rhinitis is precisely known, the hyposensitization technique is widely used. It consists in the gradual introduction of small doses of the allergen into the patient's body to cause the body to gradually become addicted to this irritant, due to which, upon subsequent contact with the allergen, the symptoms do not appear so clearly, and in some cases the hypersensitivity to the allergen completely disappears. The only minus of the technique is its duration: a full course of treatment can take several years.

Allergy sufferers need to carefully monitor their health. If you do not get qualified help on time, you can get a serious course of the disease for life. Please monitor your health and contact your ENT doctor in a timely manner. If necessary, make an appointment and come!


  • Funny facts from the history of the disease
  • Signs, degrees and varieties of the disease
  • Types of disease
  • Drug treatment
  • Immunotherapy
  • Preseason measures and active phase
  • Hormonal drugs
  • Drops and sprays
  • Severe treatment
  • Caution: children!
  • Non-drug treatment
  • Treatment of childhood rhinitis
  • Folk remedies against rhinitis
  • We are treated at home
  • To summarize
  • Video application

Funny facts from the history of the disease

The treatment of allergic rhinitis with such “folk” remedies is explained very simply: during punishment, the body fell into a state of stress and produced adrenaline, along with which the so-called glucocorticoids entered the circulatory system, which mitigate the manifestations of the disease.

During the flowering of herbs and trees, some even developed anaphylactic shock, and psychiatrists tried to rid them of the disease. This continued until the beginning of the 20th century, when one doctor, who himself was tormented by the fact that his nose was constantly stuffy and his eyes were watery, noticed that the symptoms worsened when he was near dried plants. Since then, pollen intolerance has been called hay fever. Nowadays, the disease is very common and is called allergic rhinitis. For its treatment, both traditional and folk methods are used.

Signs, degrees and varieties of the disease

The following symptoms characterize allergic rhinitis: noticeable inflammation of the eyes, sneezing attacks, itching, red swollen nose and runny nose (rhinoconjunctivitis), which intensifies in dry, windy weather.

During rain, allergy sufferers breathe easily. In severe forms, patients have difficulty breathing through their nose, especially at night. Dark circles often appear under the eyes. Most often, the disease manifests itself already in childhood or in adolescence. Depending on the intensity, it is customary to distinguish three degrees of allergic rhinitis: severe, moderate, and mild.

With a mild form of rhinitis, symptoms do not affect working capacity, sleep, the middle form is characterized by a decrease in activity to a small extent, and severe - by the manifestation of the above symptoms in a fairly bright form.

Types of disease

As for the types of disease, seasonal and year-round allergic rhinitis are distinguished.

  1. With the onset of symptoms in the spring-summer period, they speak of a seasonal form. Most often, it is a consequence of an allergy to plant pollen or mold spores. Often, patients themselves can identify allergens: dust, pets.
  2. The presence of persistent symptoms is characteristic of allergic rhinitis of the second type (year-round rhinitis): sneezing attacks, especially often occurring in the mornings, stuffy nose, often headache, fatigue, sweating, heart palpitations.

Drug treatment

Methods of treating allergic rhinitis differ depending on what phase of the disease the disease is in: exacerbations or remissions. In severe forms, complex treatment is necessary: ​​you can not be limited only to traditional or folk methods.

In any case, they begin with isolation from a specific allergen - elimination. But it should be noted that in most cases, complete elimination of the factor causing the immune response is impossible, therefore, appropriate treatment is required.


One of the most popular methods is specific immunotherapy, which consists in injecting allergen in scanty doses, which should be gradually increased. The purpose of this procedure is to train the immune system. Such treatment in most cases leads to the development of resistance to allergens. Immunotherapy used to take a lot of time and required special discipline. However, special allergoid medicines have been developed that give excellent results with 12-14 injections in one season. Treatment usually begins in late fall.

Preseason measures and active phase

As for pre-season measures, they can be both medical and non-medical (folk, homeopathic, physiotherapeutic). A similar treatment is prescribed 14-20 days before the start of the flowering season to develop stable immunity. It is used to get rid of the seasonal type of allergic rhinitis.

Drug treatment consists in using any drug with cromohexal sodium. These drugs show high efficiency with local use (instillation in the eyes, nose). Means are also prescribed for the treatment of seasonal and year-round types of allergic rhinitis. For a long time, second or third generation drugs can be used. Year-round allergic rhinitis is successfully treated with antihistamines: tavegil, suprastin, fencarol, diphenhydramine. However, they can not be consumed for more than 10 days due to the addiction of the body.

With prolonged use, these medications can even lead to a worsening of the condition. As for drugs of the second and third generations, they can be used for a long time once a day.

Year-round allergic rhinitis can also be treated with local drugs: vibrocil, allergodil, sanorin-analergin. These drops are also used to treat the seasonal type of disease.

Hormonal drugs

The use of hormonal drugs is also effective. It does not pose a danger, since the drugs are applied topically. In addition, new generation medicines are characterized by low bioavailability and do not penetrate the body through the nasal mucosa. Their effect is to reduce sensitivity to the allergen and eliminate edema.

Drops and sprays

Spray or drops may also be used. In mild forms of allergic rhinitis, sodium cromoglycate (cromosol, cromohexal, cromoglin) is prescribed. They are injected into the nose during periods of exacerbation of 1-2 drops. However, these funds have a prophylactic rather than therapeutic purpose, since the spray must be used for at least 7-10 days. These drugs are mainly used to treat children. Adults are prescribed only for mild forms of the disease. They help with the diagnosis of “year-round rhinitis”

A relatively new product is Nazaval, created from plant cellulose. This spray is used 3 to 6 times during the day. Its action is based on the fact that when injected into the nose, the drug forms a microfilm on the surface of the mucous membrane, which protects it from the effects of the allergen. These drops are not highly effective, and their use is expedient rather for preventive purposes.

Severe treatment

In severe forms, allergic rhinitis is preferably treated with the so-called nasal corticosteroids. From this group, it should be noted such drugs as nasonex, nazarel, aldecin, flixonase, nasobek, benorin. Drops should be instilled into the nose 1 or 2 times a day. Despite the widespread opinion about side effects and a fairly high intolerance to these drugs, in a number of studies they have proven their high effectiveness, and treatment with these drugs is the basis for getting rid of this unpleasant disease.

The mistake can be considered the use of drugs with a vasoconstrictor effect. When used for a long time, these drops lead to the development of drug rhinitis, and their treatment is already a rather complicated task. The means of this group is recommended to be used only if the nose is very stuffy, before using glucocorticoids.

Caution: children!

When using medications, it should be borne in mind that decongestants are not recommended for the treatment of children. You should also be careful when giving babies other medications, as their side effects are more pronounced. Antihistamines for treating children can only be used as prescribed by a specialist. In mild forms of the disease, if possible, only folk remedies are used.

Non-drug treatment

To get rid of this unpleasant disease, methods such as acupuncture (reflexology), halatherapy, special therapeutic exercises, massage, swimming, mountain air, hirudotherapy, osteopathy, homeopathy are used.

Homeopathy treatment, like other methods of non-drug therapy, can be optimally combined with the use of new-generation special preparations and special immunotherapy. The full-fledged treatment regimen for seasonal and year-round rhinitis conditionally looks as follows:

  1. desire to be healthy
  2. healthy nutrition and appropriate diet
  3. physiotherapy
  4. acupuncture
  5. homeopathy.

The following homeopathic remedies have proven themselves particularly well: Euphorbium, Allergin-ARN, Agnus Cosmoplex S, Lymphomiazot, Mukoza compositum, Nuks vomica Homaccord, Rinital, Gaymorin, Anaferon.

Treatment of childhood rhinitis

Prevention and treatment of seasonal, as well as year-round rhinitis, requires very careful treatment, especially in children. The basics of therapy are similar, however, given the lack of the necessary clinical trials, the appointment of certain medications is not recommended for babies. Treatment by any means should be agreed with a specialist. In any case, the approach is based on elimination measures. If you have a diagnosis of persistent allergic rhinitis, you must take the following steps:

  • cover bedding with covers made of non-allergenic material,
  • replace old cushions with padding polyester,
  • monitor the degree of humidity in the room (it should be at least 50%),
  • wash clothes in very hot water every 3 days,
  • if possible, remove carpets and things that are potentially capable of collecting dust (toys, books),
  • carry out wet cleaning frequently
  • avoid contact with pets
  • do not smoke in the house.

Folk remedies against rhinitis

Treatment of allergic rhinitis is also possible with proven folk remedies. From the very beginning, as with traditional treatment, an allergen should be identified and eliminated. When it gets into the nose, its mucous membrane is first damaged, and with continued contact, the process spreads to the other organs of the respiratory system: bronchi, trachea, lungs. A dangerous disease like bronchial asthma can develop.

Herbal remedies that are used in the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis are also effective in asthma. Their action is to mitigate or suppress the reaction of the body to a potential allergen. One of the most effective methods of influencing the disease is temporary fasting. При невозможности полного отказа от пищи можно перейти на специальную диету, которая составляется на индивидуальной основе для каждого больного.

For children, special nutrition is also recommended, which minimizes the possibility of manifestation of rejection by the body.

We are treated at home

How to treat allergic rhinitis at home? Recommended folk remedies are very diverse.

  1. The use of nettle infusion is very effective. To prepare it, you need to pour 1.5 tablespoons of grass or flowers with 200 ml of boiling water and insist for about an hour. Take 50 ml 4 times a day
  2. It is recommended to use the following remedy: St. John's wort (4 tbsp. L) mixed with dandelion roots (3 tbsp. L.), Corn stigmas (1 tbsp. L.), Centaury (5 tbsp. L.), Horsetail (2 tbsp. L.) .) and wild rose (4 tbsp. l.). Rosehips and dandelion must be chopped. The ability to pour 300 ml of boiling water and leave for about 11-12 hours. Boil the infusion, leave again for 4 hours, strain. The finished drink is taken three times a day, 70 ml.
  3. The following agents can also be used to treat rhinitis (both year-round and seasonal) in children:
  4. 15 g of peppermint must be infused in 200 ml of boiled milk and drunk in the morning, afternoon and evening.
  5. You can use the following recipe: instill drops of lemon juice in your nose. As for children, the following option is suitable for them: dilute citrus juice with water in a ratio of 1: 1, pour into the nose, then blow out the liquid. To enhance the effect, you can complete the procedure by inserting tampons moistened with salt and water into the nostrils.
  6. The following remedy is very effective: in approximately equal proportions (100 g each), you need to mix coltsfoot, tricolor violet, elecampane root, ledum, citrus seed, calamus root. One dessert spoon of the mixture is poured 200 ml of boiling water, insist 12 hours. The finished drug should be taken three times a day for 2 tablespoons.
  7. Helps and washing with a solution of sea salt. Approximately 10 g of salt (2 tsp) should be taken per liter of boiled water. Drops of the resulting composition should be instilled into the nose.
  8. To cure rhinitis at home, you can use very nice folk recipes - for example, chewing honeycombs (3 to 5 times a day).
  9. The mummy is also very effective: 1 gram should first be diluted in a liter of boiled water. It is also suitable for children: children under 3 years old are given 50 ml of the finished drug, up to 10 - 80 ml. Adolescents and adults can take up to 100 g of mummy solution per day.
  10. Alternative methods of treatment also include the use of black currant: it is useful both fresh and in the form of compote, jam, etc.
  11. Allergic rhinitis can also be treated with celery. To do this, squeeze the juice out of it and drink half a teaspoon 3 times a day.

Before using folk recipes, you need to consult a doctor.

To summarize

  • Allergic rhinitis is treatable
  • The choice of method depends on the form of the disease and the severity
  • To eliminate symptoms, you can use both medicines and folk remedies.
  • The optimal combination of medication, physiotherapy and alternative recipes
  • When treating children, you must be very careful

Treatment methods

How to cure allergic rhinitis? First you need to determine the reason for its development, i.e. allergens. They can be:

  • epidermal - animal hair and feathers,
  • fungal - mold and yeast-like fungus,
  • food - milk, honey, peanuts, butter,
  • pollen - flower pollen,
  • household - washing powder, colognes, household chemicals, etc.

To reduce the severity of allergic reactions, it is recommended to strictly monitor the cleanliness of the house. In the period of exacerbation of the disease, contact should be excluded for some time not only with allergens, but also with those substances that are potentially capable of causing irritation of the nasopharyngeal mucosa. It is advisable at least 2 times a day to do wet cleaning in the house - to wipe horizontal surfaces from dust, mop floors, spray dry leaves of indoor plants, etc.

Even if the allergy was not triggered by plants, it is recommended to limit contact with indoor flowers for 10-14 days.

Allergists advise removing “dust collector items” from the field of view for 2-3 weeks, which include soft toys, carpets, microfiber bedspreads and fleece. To reduce the swelling of the mucosa, you need to support