Allergies Can Cause Snoring
An allergy refers to an exaggerated or abnormal reaction by our immune system (as by sneezing; runny, stuffy, or itchy nose; and fatigue) to substances or situations harmless to most people.
Allergen - (something that causes allergy)
There are indoor allergens as well as outdoor allergens. Examples of indoor allergens include dust mites, moulds, pet dander (from animals and birds) and pests. Examples of outdoor allergens are pollen, grass, wood dust, mould, etc. Other substances, such as cigarette smoke, perfumes and aerosol sprays can be irritants and worsen allergy and sinus symptoms, or act as allergens themselves.
Most individual allergens are not visible. Dust mites are a typical example. They are not visible to the naked eye, yet they are present in every house. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feed on human skin flakes and are present in mattresses, pillows, carpets and upholstery.
How do I reduce the problem of dust mites?
Clean all the areas where dust may be collecting. Carpets and sofa upholstery should be vacuumed on a regular basis. Wash pillow cases, sheets and blankets in hot water. Enclose mattress and pillows in special allergy proof encasements. You can also contact an allergy care product company for more details.
Mould is a fungus. It is present in several places, particularly where it is damp and warm. It can be present in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, water damaged areas, such as wood or carpets, water coolers, heater fans, etc.
Any pet with hair or feathers will shed dander. These are the particles from its skin. Dander is a very common cause of indoor allergies in the home and can also cause allergies due to hobbies or occupational exposures such as raising animals or birds.
What is seasonal allergic rhinitis?
Allergy symptoms that bother you only at certain times of the year such as Spring or Autumn are commonly called “hay fever”, or seasonal allergic rhinitis. These symptoms are commonly caused by pollens and occasionally moulds.
What is perennial allergic rhinitis?
This occurs when a person develops symptoms due to exposure to a wide range of indoor allergens that account for sensitivity throughout the year.
Can I drink alcohol during acute or chronic symptoms of rhinitis and sinusitis?
Alcohol worsens these symptoms and it is recommended that you do not use alcohol in conjunction with these symptoms or please check with your doctor.
Does smoking lead to rhinitis and sinusitis?
No, but smoking worsens the symptoms of rhinitis and sinusitis.
Does rhinitis and sinusitis affect asthma?
It has been established that there is a definite correlation between the symptoms of rhinitis, chronic sinusitis & asthma. Curing or reducing rhinitis and/or sinusitis may improve the symptoms of asthma significantly. Approximately 80% of the patients suffering from allergic asthma have coexisting allergic rhinitis.
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