Go to a Google search window and enter in allergic rhinitis. People do it every day. What motivates them to do that? There are almost unlimited numbers of reasons. These reasons can be either positive or negative. Mostly, they are done to acquire more information about the condition that affects millions of Americans, young and old.
Pleasure seeking or positive reasons are for achieving something or satisfying a “want.” Pain avoidance or negative reasons concerns avoiding some negative thing that you don’t want to have or happen. Most searches have both negative and positive elements, but one or the other almost always dominates. In this article, we will be looking at the negative or pain avoidance components of what motivates people to search for information on this type of allergy.
What is allergic rhinitis?
It is the inflammation of the nose due to allergy. Its common form is hay fever and it affects 5-10% of the population. Allergy is a reaction of the immune system to allergens such as animal dander, dust, certain types of food and many more. Symptoms may include runny nose and itching. During the night, the fluid in the nose drips in the back of the throat and causes the affected individual to cough.
Let’s consider the primary negative motivators involved. What’s more, specifically, should you know about this type of allergy?
And what can be the problems, the things we have to stay away from? And why should they be avoided? When dealing with a problem like this, you’ll likely want to consider a few important factors.
Managing the symptoms
Let us take a look then, at the three most prominent items to avoid:
First off, avoid the allergens that may trigger your allergy. In some instances, this might not be easy. For example you are allergic with dog hair, you can’t just get away with it especially if the pet belongs to a friend or a family. Of course, you don’t want to be rude to them by “shooing” their pets. But staying away from them is of primary importance because once your allergy starts, your symptoms will start and you will be in an inconvenient for a period of time.
Secondly, avoid self medication. Always seek the help of a doctor when you need treatment for allergic rhinitis. Never try medicines that you are not sure of the effect. Why is that? Doing so might just make your situation worse. However, if you and your doctor have previously established the allergic symptoms you are suffering from, then you can proceed with what your physician has recommended concerning your allergic rhinitis treatment. Finally, you should be open about your condition. Tell your family and friends if you are allergic to something so that they will have an idea on what food to prepare or what they should not do to prevent your allergy from attacking. Why is this important? It is of significance because you might just say that it was just a simple allergy but it can lead to a worse condition once the above factors are neglected.
By taking these three items into account, you will possibly be able to reduce the chances of suffering from the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and know what to do in case your condition acts up. Accomplishing these would most likely put you in a better position.