Do you sneeze, nasal congestion, or runny nose when it gets cold? ~You are allergic!

Do you sneeze, nasal congestion, or runny nose when it gets cold? ~You are allergic!

Since the beginning of winter this year (2018), there has been no sign of coldness. It was not until these two days (after 12/11) that the weather in various places began to change slightly. In the morning and evening, the temperature was significantly lowered and the wind increased. As a result, people sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose... and other symptoms appeared one after another, and they went to community clinics or hospitals one after another.

Experts said that the above symptoms are not caused by the body's allergic reaction to a certain antigen, but because of the large temperature difference and excessive stimulation of the nasal mucosa. The cause is different from the cause of "allergic rhinitis."


What is the difference between "thermosensitivity" and "allergic rhinitis"?


The official medical name of "thermosensitivity" is "vasomotor rhinitis". Refers to symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and other symptoms caused by nose irritation due to the large temperature difference between hot and cold environments.

For example, when we suddenly walk from a warm indoor to a cold outdoor, because the nose sucks in cold air with a sharp drop in temperature, the nasal mucosa will abnormally contract and expand when the nasal mucosa is stimulated by the cold air; During this process, the water in the human body will pass through the blood vessel wall and be discharged out of the body into nasal water, which also causes symptoms such as runny nose and nasal congestion.

It is recommended that friends with this type of trouble, who want to improve the above symptoms, in addition to keeping warm when going out; 5 maintenance tips to keep in mind in daily life, but also the best way to help prevent physical discomfort!

Foods that should be eaten less: peanuts, protein or protein-like foods, and pollen all stimulate the secretion of leukotrienes. Therefore, people with allergic constitutions should reduce their exposure to such foods or the environment. Or go to a medical laboratory to check out your allergens to avoid symptoms and reduce the trouble of allergic attacks! Because if allergic symptoms are caused by allergens, there may be systemic allergies, not just symptoms of the nose, but urticaria, asthma, eczema, etc., all of which vary from person to person , So you need to go through an allergen test to know your personal allergies.

Foods to eat more: fish oil, cruciferous foods (broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Chinese cabbage, rape, mustard tuber, potherb mustard) and spices (onion, garlic), all have anti-inflammatory and regulate leukotrienes effect. Usually, eating more of these three types of foods can help relieve the discomfort during the onset of nasal allergy.

As long as you know the correct choice of food that suits your physique, there is a magical effect on regulating your allergies!

[Intimate reminder]:
To prevent a sudden onset of allergies, you should prepare appropriate cold-proof equipment to help you keep warm when you go out.
Now that the air pollution is serious, allergic groups should wear a mask every day before going out to ensure their own safety.
Especially when the cold current comes, the temperature difference between indoor and outdoor is obvious. You should develop the habit of wearing masks and scarves when going out to adjust the temperature~


5 tips to prevent repeated episodes of "thermosensitivity" rhinitis

Tip 1: Wear a mask: When you go out, especially when you switch from a warm indoor environment to the outdoors, you should wear a mask to avoid irritation of the nasal mucosa caused by inhalation of cold air. (Remember to keep the mask clean, it is best to change the mask every day!)

Tip 2:/Don't accumulate too much stress: Although stress does not directly cause allergies, it can be an important factor in causing allergies. Appropriate relief from stress and regulating one's body and mind are very important ways of keeping good health.

Tip 3:/Maintain a regular life schedule: All bad life schedules such as staying up late, lack of sleep, eating imbalances, etc., are the key factors leading to decreased immunity and abnormalities. Ignoring them for a long time will not only make the body healthy, but also aggravate the occurrence of allergic symptoms.

Tip 4:/Adequate sleep: Good sleep can relieve allergies and discomfort. It is recommended that people develop the habit of not staying up late, especially 7 hours of sleep every night.

Tip 5:/Don't drink too much: Drinking too much will cause the body to produce a lot of histamine, and histamine will cause an inflammatory reaction that belongs to the body's protective mechanism, which will further expand the blood vessels and cause the mucous membrane to swell and cause allergic symptoms.


Are you from the "allergic rhinitis" group? How to take care of yourself in winter?

"Allergic rhinitis" is mainly caused by the excessive immune response of the body's immune system to external substance stimulation (for example, dust mites, pollen).
Therefore, in addition to nasal congestion, rhinitis and other discomforts, "allergic rhinitis" is often accompanied by itchy eyes, congestion and other symptoms of systemic allergy.
In addition to correct treatment and the development of good habits, diet is also very important.
Leukotrienes are inflammatory substances that the human body automatically produces, which can easily cause allergic symptoms, and allergic rhinitis is one of them.

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