Perennial allergic rhinitis is the rarer of the two types of allergenic rhinitis, the other and more common type being seasonal allergic rhinitis. Also, perennial allergic rhinitis is found to occur more among children than adults. It has been observed that children as young as 6 can suffer from perennial allergic rhinitis.
Symptoms Of Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
As the name would suggest, the symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis do not appear and disappear. They are likely to stay throughout the year.
Some symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis are the same as that of seasonal allergic rhinitis. An affected child or adult is likely to have a runny nose. Nasal blockages are highly common and one would have reduced sense of smell throughout the year. Perennial allergic rhinitis may have some more serious symptoms if the affected person has had a history of asthma or currently suffers from sinusitis as well. In such scenarios, one may suffer from facial pain. Headaches are very common among people who suffer from perennial allergic rhinitis and sinusitis at the same time.
Diagnosis Of Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
Diagnosis of perennial allergic rhinitis is a little difficult than the seasonal type. With seasonal allergic rhinitis, one can be sure that it is pollens that have triggered the allergy or the inflammations but with perennial allergic rhinitis, the exact cause has to be determined.
Doctors often would study the symptoms carefully. In addition to the common symptoms discussed above, people may develop reddish eyes, dark circles and even swellings. Those affected with perennial allergic rhinitis also need to get clinically inspected for any infection that may have been caused by the allergy. A thorough inspection of the nasal tract using a nasal speculum should offer all the details and observatory results that a doctor would need to understand the nature of the problem and severity.
Perennial Allergic Rhinitis Treatment
There are various types of perennial allergic rhinitis treatment and in most cases it is more than one solution that is recommended. The first step of any perennial allergic rhinitis treatment is to avoid the allergen. Once the allergen has been determined, one has to take utmost care that there isn’t any further encounter with the allergens or any objects at home that have been the source of the allergens. Furthermore, there would be drugs, eye drops and nasal sprays that would be prescribed by the doctor.
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