Health Impact of Nasal Allergies

Health Impact of Nasal Allergies

Nasal allergy, or allergic rhinitis, is the 6th most common chronic disease in the Unites States. It leads to millions of lost work and school days and billions of lost healthcare dollars each year. Whether you have seasonal allergies or year-round symptoms, the health effects can significantly impair your sleep, work, cognition and quality of life. No wonder, considering the ongoing aggravations: congestion, heavy mucus drainage and swollen nasal cavity, leading to itchy nose, eyes and ears, as well as causing drowsiness, headache, earache and other discomforts. Allergic rhinitis also triggers medical complications, including acute or chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea and ear problems. Many people with these allergies also suffer asthma and shortness of breath; the same airborne irritants that cause a nasal allergic reaction can also trigger asthma attacks. Some people have symptoms throughout life, and some outgrow them, while others develop them as they age. But once a …

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Allergies And What It Might Mean For Your Eyes

Allergies and eye infections

Spring is officially here, which means allergies are right around the corner, if they haven’t already kicked up. Georgia Eye Associates explains which allergies may be affecting your eyes and how you can relieve your symptoms. Allergies tend to be associated with a runny nose, scratchy throat, or just an increased level of sneezing, but allergy symptoms come in a lot of different varieties. Unfortunately for many, allergies can cause all types of discomfort for the eyes, ranging from swelling to a persistent itchy feeling. If you find that your eyes are getting red, swollen, and/or itchy, then it is highly possible that it is due to an allergy to pollen, pet dander, dust, freshly cut grass, etc. In order to rid yourself of this frustration you need to figure out what is triggering your reaction and take action to stay ahead of the symptoms. Eye allergies, or “allergic conjunctivitis” …

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