Nasal Allergies

While sniffling and sneezing may very well be quite common to some, these may actually be symptoms that indicate a more serious problem. That is, if you regularly suffer from chronic stuffiness, dry nasal passages, difficulty breathing or other similar symptoms, then there is the high likelihood that you have much more than a cold. That is because although they may present the same symptoms, colds and allergies are two different things. Colds are caused by viruses and are contagious. A person with a healthy immune system can generally fight off a cold in a couple of weeks. Allergies, on the other hand, are caused when the immune system overreacts to a normally harmless particle. Allergies are not contagious and can persist as long as the allergen is present.

In addition, there are many cures for the common cold where there are unfortunately no permanent cures for allergies or asthma. There are only ways that people can reduce the severity of the symptoms that they experience in order to make them much more manageable.

And while prevention and avoidance are often among the first methods that are suggested to people suffering from allergies, these methods are not always enough to curtail those symptoms from being overly bothersome. There are some great and highly effective over the counter drugs that you can look into that will address your nasal allergies, but oftentimes a stronger drug is needed to address the inflammation that accompanies this type of allergy which will often require a person to get a prescription.

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