Does air quality affect your allergic rhinitis
Did you know that some indoor air pollutants can be up to five times more concentrated than outdoor air pollutants? (Source: European Lung White Book) The way you cook, clean, and live can pollute the air inside your home. This is compounded by the fact that you spend up to 90% of your life indoors. (Source: European Lung White Book)
What’s even worse is that poor air quality is a real concern for people who suffer from allergic rhinitis. It is a common allergy that affects up to 40% of people worldwide. (Source: World Allergy Organization) It occurs when your immune system reacts to allergens in the air, such as pollen, dust mites, or mold, causing the lining of the inside of the nose to become inflamed.
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be seasonal or year-round. Currently, air pollution is found to have a stronger connection to an increased occurrence of allergies. (Source: Global Allergy and Asthma European Network) It can also aggravate symptoms of allergic rhinitis, including headaches, blocked or runny noses, itchy or watery eyes, and sleep disturbances.
What contributes to indoor air pollution?
Let’s now take a look at what contributes to indoor air pollution.
- Everyday cooking
In poorly ventilated homes, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher in pollutants than it should be. (Source: WHO)
- Cleaning products
One of the biggest challenges for indoor air is the cleaning products you use every day while dusting, as they contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This can aggravate allergic rhinitis symptoms. Perfumed cleaning products also contribute to indoor air pollution.
- Winter warmers
Heating a home with open fires impacts your indoor air quality. Log-burning fires can contribute to high levels of indoor air pollution. This is worsened in winter when you are less likely to open windows. Burning perfumed candles can contribute to higher levels of indoor air pollution, as they emit particles and other pollutants, such as VOCs, which can aggravate symptoms of allergic rhinitis. (Source: British Lung Foundation)
Tips to battle indoor air pollution
So, now that you know what contributes to indoor air pollution, how polluted do you think your home is? Reducing indoor pollution is particularly significant for allergy sufferers as their symptoms can considerably impact their health. Well, here are some tips to battle air pollution which aggravates allergic rhinitis symptoms.
- When cooking, always open doors or windows and if possible, use an extractor fan.
- Avoid cleaning sprays, which can be inhaled more easily.
- Always open windows when cleaning.
- Try introducing certain houseplants into your home or office.
Allergic rhinitis treatment in homeopathy
Allergic rhinitis symptoms do have a major impact on psychological and physical wellbeing. Homeopathy offers significant relief from the agony of rhinitis (nasal allergy). Homeopathic medicines mainly target the body’s immune system, which helps to reduce hypersensitivity to allergens. In the long run, with homeopathic treatment, you will react less aggressively to the allergens, which gradually help to treat hypersensitivity.
Why Dr Batra’s™?
At Dr Batra’s™, thousands of patients have been treated for allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy) over the past 35 years and they have reported significant relief from this distressing condition. We have a 94% success rate for treating allergies as attested by American Quality Assessors. The holistic approach provided by DrBatra’s™ treatment has helped patients combat their illness and live a better quality of life over a period of time. All this is without the possible side effects associated with conventional treatment.
Book an online appointment with our homeopathic specialists and get safe and natural treatment for your allergic rhinitis.