seasonal allergic rhinitis


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Related to seasonal allergic rhinitis: hay fever, urticaria, Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

rhinitis

 [ri-ni´tis]
inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose; it may be either mild and chronic or acute. Viruses, bacteria, and allergens are responsible for its varied manifestations. Often a viral rhinitis is complicated by a bacterial infection caused by streptococci, staphylococci, and pneumococci or other bacteria. hay fever, an acute type of allergic rhinitis, is also subject to bacterial complications. Many factors assist the invasion of the mucous membranes by bacteria, including allergens, excessive dryness, exposure to dampness and cold, excessive inhalation of dust, and injury to the nasal cilia due to viral infection.



It usually is not serious, but some forms may be contagious. The mucous membrane of the nose becomes swollen and there is a nasal discharge. Some types are accompanied by fever, muscle aches, and general discomfort with sneezing and running eyes. Breathing through the nose may become difficult or impossible. Often rhinitis is accompanied by inflammation of the throat and sinuses. If bacterial infection develops, the nasal discharge is thick and contains pus.

Acute rhinitis is the medical term for the common cold. Chronic rhinitis may result in permanent thickening of the nasal mucosa. Treatment of rhinitis is aimed at eliminating the primary cause and administration of decongestants to relieve nasal congestion.
acute rhinitis common cold.
allergic rhinitis any allergic reaction of the nasal mucosa, occurring perennially (nonseasonal allergic rhinitis) or seasonally (hay fever).
atrophic rhinitis a chronic form of nonallergic noninfectious rhinitis marked by wasting of the mucous membrane and the glands. It is sometimes the result of trauma, vascular damage by radiation therapy, and environmental irritants, and disease has also been implicated.
rhinitis caseo´sa that with a caseous, gelatinous, and fetid discharge.
fibrinous rhinitis membranous rhinitis.
hypertrophic rhinitis that with thickening and swelling of the mucous membrane.
membranous rhinitis chronic rhinitis with the formation of a false membrane, as in nasal diphtheria; called also fibrinous rhinitis.
nonseasonal allergic rhinitis allergic rhinitis occurring continuously or intermittently all year round, due to exposure to a more or less ever-present allergen, marked by sudden attacks of sneezing, swelling of the nasal mucosa with profuse watery discharge, itching of the eyes, and lacrimation. Called also nonseasonal or perennial hay fever.
seasonal allergic rhinitis hay fever.
vasomotor rhinitis
1. nonallergic rhinitis in which transient changes in vascular tone and permeability (with the same symptoms of allergic rhinitis) are brought on by such stimuli as mild chilling, fatigue, anger, and anxiety.
2. any condition of allergic or nonallergic rhinitis, as opposed to infectious rhinitis.

seasonal allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis in which Sx wax and wane as a function of environmental pollen. See Allergic rhinitis.

Patient discussion about seasonal allergic rhinitis

Q. I have chronic hayfever problems in the mornings for the first hour.Seems to be a correlation with dairy produ I also got asthma 8 years ago at age 69, after having 2 pet cats. It is controlled with 2 puffs of Symbicord daily, am & pm. Anyone managed a complete cure?

A. Hey lixuri,you mean to tell me after after 25yrs as a therapist,All my patients had to do is drink water all day.i love it,how long does it take to work,an what does the patient do in the mean time if they have a asthmatic attack(drink WAter while you cant breath?-PLEASE SEND ME AN AANSWER.---mrfoot56.

Q. Regarding Seasonal Nasal allergy. My father is suffering from seasonal nasal allergies. He took a 24-hour loratadine pill, 5 hours ago. His nose is still running just like it was. Can I take a benedryl, or is it dangerous to mix loratadine and benedryl? What else can I do to stop my nose?

A. except well known drug interactions- most Dr. check it out with a computer program they have. you need to ask a Dr. or a pharmacist about it. but i can tell you that if you wait 4 times the T1/2 - that is enough to consider the drug out of the system.

Q. is seasonal allergies are treatable?

A. here is the link to the Merck manual about that-
http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec16/ch185/ch185b.html

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Describing the serum cytokine profile especially in seasonal allergic rhinitis, one can note that immune-mediated inflammatory response of the upper respiratory airway mucosa is characterized by a more significant production of IL-4.
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Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is caused when a person's immune system mistakenly identifies an allergen (e.g., pollen) as an intruder, much like bacteria or viruses.
Desloratadine is indicated for the relief of the nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is also indicated for the symptomatic relief of pruritus and the reduction in the number of hives, and size of hives, in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.
(8) In standard practice, immunotherapy is not recommended for most patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis unless avoidance measures and symptomatic therapy are ineffective, have adverse effects, or are not feasible.
Both asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis are associated with significant costs and morbidity.
Butterbur extract Ze 339 (Tesalin[R]) is an effective treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms (rhinorrhea, sneezing, itchy nose/eyes, nasal congestion).
Xolair, Tanox's most advanced product in development, is an anti-immunoglobulin E, or anti-IgE, antibody whose therapeutic effect has been validated through clinical trials in patients suffering from allergic asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
Research: Seeking to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of GSE in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, researchers administered either 100 mg of GSE or a placebo to 54 allergy sufferers ages 18-75.
A long-acting tricyclic histamine antagonist for the relief of nasal and nonnasal symptoms of perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis in people aged 12 and older.
Known as hay fever, seasonal allergic rhinitis arises when the body perceives a normally innocuous substance (e.g.

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