Viruses that cause sneezing and colds also cause inflammation that increases the size of leakage of fluid from the blood vessels into the lining of the nose and even into the nose. Nasal problems caused by viruses can be very annoying, nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose causes swelling in the lining of the nose, obstructing the flow of air in and out the nasal cavity. This article will tell you more about these symptoms and its allergy remedies.
Allergic rhinitis is caused by hypersensitivity to allergens. Allergens are minute particles present in the air that causes cells along the lining of the nose and airways of the lungs to release body chemical called histamine and other chemicals caused by allergic reactions. These chemicals are the ones responsible for the leakage of fluid along the lining of our nose which later causes runny nose and nasal congestion as well as itchy and teary eyes.
Many people take antibiotics to cure their colds, but to tell you frankly, antibiotics have no effect on viruses that causes colds. Bacteria infections in the affected area like ears and sinuses however, may be cured with antibiotics.
The most effective home allergy remedies are in the simple form. Drinking lots of oral fluids like broth, chicken soup and hot tea with lemon and honey can make a huge difference in your ailments.
For nasal congestions, you can make saline solutions (mixture of salt and lukewarm water) and spray and mists to provide soothing relief in dry and irritated nasal passages. Saline solution is also good for babies and young kids, nose drops of this solution can help clearing the nose’s passages and relive obstructions. When sitting in your car, allow your kid to sit upright, this will improve the drainage of nasal secretions.
For adults, nasal decongestants are advised. Pseudoephedrine and oxymetazoline are example of nasal decongestants that will narrow the blood vessels in the nose, preventing the fluids from leaking and curing the swollen lining. Nasal decongestants can be used directly to the nose through solution, nasal spray or mist or can be taken orally in the form of tablets, capsules or gelcaps.