Airborne Allergy

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology over 40 million Americans suffer from upper respiratory symptoms that are a result of allergic reactions to airborne pollen, house dust mite droppings etc that cause a variety of unpleasant and disturbing symptoms.

Types of Airborne Allergies

  • Pollen allergies.
  • Tree allergies
  • Seasonal allergies.
  • Weed allergies.
  • Plant allergies.
  • Grass allergies.
  • Pine tree pollen allergy.
  • Ragweed allergies.
  • Hay fever allergies.
  • St. Augustine grass allergy.
  • Oak tree pollen allergy.
  • Birch tree pollen allergy.
  • Bermuda grass allergy.
  • Poison Oak and Poison Ivy allergy.
  • Ragweed allergy.
  • Lantana plant allergy.
  • Chrysanthemum allergy
  • Mold spores allergy.

Airborne Allergy Causes

As soon as the allergen enters the mucous membranes inside the nose a chain reaction takes place and leads the mast cells in this mucus membrane tissues to release histamine and other chemicals. These chemicals are very powerful and they contact certain cells that line in some small blood vessels in the nose. This permits the fluids to escape out. This causes the nasal passages to swell leading to nasal congestion.

Airborne Allergy Symptoms

Common symptoms include runny nose, itchy watery eyes, sneezing fits, in the early phase. As the allergy worsens the sufferers develop symptoms like severely blocked noses, congestion and uncomfortable sinus problem. These problems leave a person irritated, tired and disturb their daily life and activities. Other symptoms include allergic salute caused by the persistent upward rubbing of the nose that causes a crease mark on the nose. Some people also experience swollen eyes, crusting of eyelids etc.

Airborne Allergy Treatment

The treatment of airborne allergies include the administration of
Antihistamines that relieve the basic allergic symptoms
Bronchodilators that help clear the congested bronchial tubes and airways to improve breathing
Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and prevent allergy attacks from recurring
Azelastine is considered to be a more effective nasal spray for treating a nasal congestion. This can cause slight drowsiness as compared to antihistamine shots.
Allergen immunotherapy.
Eye drops containing cromolyn can also help in bringing relief from red, watery and itchy eyes.