Also known as hay fever, triggered by allergens like grass, pollen, dust mites, cockroaches, cigarette smoke, and perfume. Prolonged allergy can cause the turbinates of the nose to hypertrophy causing nasal obstruction and difficulty in breathing.
- Allergen avoidance by keeping exposure to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and mold to a minimum
- Environmental control by using air purifiers, anti allergy pillow and mattress covers
- Antihistamines, nasal sprays can relieve the episode to some extent.
- The hypertrophied turbinates can be reduced by infra red coagulation.