One of the most common types of
allergies, a nasal allergy can also be one of the most frustrating.
Often aggravated by pollen, mold spores, dust, and animal dander,
this type is hard to diagnose because of the innumerable possible
allergens, as well as its similarity to the common cold. There are
two nasal allergy types: seasonal (also known as hay fever) and
indoor. Although they are triggered by different substances, it
is possible – and actually quite common – to have both,
making nasal allergy symptoms a constant presence.
Some of the signs of a nasal allergy include:
The most effective way to figure out if
you have a nasal allergy, as well as what causes your symptoms to
flare up, is to be tested by a specialist. During this test, you
will likely be exposed to several isolated substances, and the doctor
will observe your body’s reaction to determine which trigger
a flare-up. Once you have figured out what aggravates your nasal
allergy, you can take steps to avoid those substances and minimize
their effect on your daily life.