We all face problems like sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes etc. sometimes it becomes a puzzle to us that what is the root cause of our sickness. In order to get rid of this puzzle we need must know what is an allergy? And how it differs from a cold?
What Brings Nasal Allergies?
So folk’s allergy is something that causes allergic diseases like hay fever, asthma, and in a severe condition, it might result in anaphylaxis. It happens due to the occasional hypersensitivity of the immune system to substances like dust particles and pollens which are usually harmless. Contrary to this in the cold a virus enters into a body as a reaction to it our body’s defense army i.e. immune system activates and as a consequence of these response symptoms like a cough and flu appears.
Nasal infection from a virus lasts for 2 weeks only while nasal allergies may last for months until you are in in contact with your allergy trigger. This is a key point that helps you determine the disease you are suffering from so that you can apply the appropriate remedy.
To most of us, it is the spring that brings nasal allergy and the most common allergen in this season is pollen. Some other allergens are dust, animal dander, histamines etc.
In order to avoid the trip to drug store here are some home remedies.
- Hop into shower after an outdoor trip
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Snack on yogurt, relax and listen to some music because stress aggravates the illness.