Dr. Ketan C. Mehta, M.D.
Diplomate, Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Disease
Santa Rosa, California.
Does rhinitis or sinusitis affect asthma?
A: It has been established that there is a definite correlation between the symptoms of rhinitis, chronic sinusitis and asthma. Curing or reducing rhinitis and/or sinusitis may improve the symptoms of asthma significantly. Approximately 80% of the patients suffering from allergic asthma have coexisting allergic rhinitis.
What are allergens or allergy inducing particles?
A: Allergens are usually organic particles that attach to the nasal mucosa or respiratory mucosa, and lead to the development of an antibody, which creates a series of chemical reactions leading to allergic symptoms. Everybody’s reaction to allergen exposure is different. The same amount of exposure to allergy particles can cause mild, moderate, or severe reactions in different people. Some may not have any reactions at all. Those with moderate to severe reactions will have symptoms.
Can you name a few allergens?
A: There are indoor allergens as well as outdoor allergens. Examples of indoor allergens include dust mites, molds, pet dander (from animals and birds) and pests. Examples of outdoor allergens are pollen, grass, wood dust and mold. Other substances such as cigarette smoke, perfumes and aerosol spray can be irritants and worsen allergy and sinus symptoms, or can act as allergens themselves.
Are allergens always visible?
A: Most individual allergens are not visible. Dust mites are a typical example. They are not visible to the naked eye, yet they are present in every house. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feed on human skin flakes and are present in mattresses, pillows, carpets and upholstery.
How do I reduce the problem of dust mites?
A: Clean all the areas where dust may be collecting. Carpets and sofa upholstery should be vacuumed on a regular basis. Wash pillow cases, sheets and blankets in hot water. Enclose mattresses and pillows in special allergy proof encasements. You can also contact an allergy care product company for more details.
What is mold?
A: Mold is a fungus. It can be present in any area where it is damp and warm, especially in basements, bathrooms, kitchens and water damaged areas, such as wood or carpets, water coolers and heater fans.
What is pet dander?
A: Any pet with hair or feathers will shed dander. These tiny particles come from its skin. Dander is a very common cause of indoor allergies in the home and in other areas where animals and birds are raised.
What is seasonal allergic rhinitis?
A: Allergy symptoms that bother you only at certain times of the year, such as spring or autumn, are commonly called hayfever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis. These symptoms are commonly caused by pollens and occasionally molds.
What is perennial allergic rhinitis?
A: This occurs when a person develops symptoms throughout the year whenever he or she is exposed to specific allergens, such as dust or cat dander.
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