Nasal allergy, or as it is called allergic rhinitis, is usually not a life-threatening condition but gives a very uncomfortable feeling to the individual. The number of people suffering from nasal allergy nowadays is really high. It is very important to know that these allergies are not a result of any structural problem of the nose, which means that there is not an obvious problem that can be solved by surgery.
Usually, nasal allergy occurs due to inappropriate reactions to some substances (allergens) that don’t trigger any reaction normally. Some immune systems produce antibodies as a reaction to these substances, which in turn cause many discomforting symptoms such as congestion of the mucous membranes of the nose. This cause fatigue, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, sinus pressure (which feels like pressure or pain behind your cheeks and eyes), sneezing (which may be sometimes uncontrollable), itchy eyes, and postnasal drip (feeling like pain or irritation in your throat due to mucus dripping to your throat from the back of your nose).
It is very important to understand what is the cause of your allergy.
The allergy may be very annoying and sometimes very hard to treat, which leaves the patient suffering from discomfort for a long period of time. Many substances can trigger allergies like dust mites, animal dander, and tree pollen. Nasal allergies are mostly seasonal.
It is very important to treat nasal allergy appropriately because the inflammation of the nasal membranes can lead to many complications that can be very hard to treat like acute or chronic sinusitis, apnea, sleep disturbance, otitis media, palatal abnormalities, dental problems, and Eustachian tube dysfunction.
While nasal allergy is usually cured with antihistamine drugs or sometimes steroid and by avoiding exposure to known allergens, but what we are going to discuss in this article is the link between nose surgery and nasal allergy, but first, we should know a little bit about the types of nose surgery.