Most common chronic disease significantly affecting the quality of life of young and middle age group patients
Symptoms - Episodes of sneezing, nasal block, nasal discharge, itching in eyes & throat, decrease sense of smell.
Complications - Unmanaged or inadequately managed upper airway allergy can lead to chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, bronchial asthma
Causes - Wide variety of allergens – food/air can cause symptoms on exposure
Diagnosis - Nasal endoscopy increased eosinophil count in CBC and ACE test. Skin and food allergy test. Radiological investigation.
Prevention - Identify triggers of allergy and prevention of exposure to the allergen is the best prevention