Symptoms of Allergic RhinitisThese symptoms could indicate that you are suffering from Allergic Rhinitis
What are the Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?
There are a range of symptoms that are synonymous with Allergic Rhinitis, these include:
Reduced Sense of Smell (Hyposmia) or Loss of Smell (Anosmia) – irritation and congestion associated with Allergic Rhinitis can result in a significantly diminished sense of smell. Since sense of smell is also linked to our ability to taste, it can have a detrimental effect on quality of life. It can also lead to those affected being able to detect dangers such as gas leaks or smoke.
Reduced Sense of Taste (Hypogeusia) or Loss of Taste (Ageusia) – Allergic Rhinitis can result in a significantly reduced sense of taste, preventing those affected from enjoying their diet, resulting in weight loss and negatively impacting their quality of life.
Rhinorrhoea – this is essentially suffering from a runny nose. When the body detects an allergen or irritant is present in the air, the mucus membranes within the nose produce additional mucus to defend the nose from the particles and to flush away any aggressors.
Nasal Blockage – when the blood vessels within the nose expand when reacting to an allergen it can make breathing through the nose difficult or almost impossible.
Sneezing – a sneeze is an involuntary, reflex action to remove irritation from the nasal passages. Sneezing can be a reaction to a temporary irritation; such as pepper, but it can be caused by the inflammation of the inside of the nose and in these cases attacks of sneezing can be prolonged and frequent.
Itching – both the eyes and the nose can become irritated and itchy when the body is trying to deal with an allergen.
Watery Eyes – in a similar way to the nose, when the eyes sense an allergen is present they will produce more lubrication to remove and flush away the offending particle(s). This can make it difficult to see clearly and can become quite frustrating.
Fatigue – when the body is defending itself from attack of any sort it can use more energy than normal, leading to tiredness and fatigue. In addition to this, quite a few of the symptoms synonymous with allergic rhinitis can make it more difficult for the sufferer to achieve good quality sleep, and this itself can lead to tiredness and fatigue.
Wheezing and shortness of breath – while the nasal passages can become reduced or blocked through the nasal inflammation, an abundance of mucus can also affect the back of the throat which in some cases can lead to wheezing and difficulty with breathing.
Headaches – When the body defends itself against attack by allergens, the eyes, nose and throat are commonly the first parts to display symptoms. All of these work closely with the sinuses and if these become blocked, or if pressure increases as a result of the reaction, this can frequently cause headaches.
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