TREAT­MENT OP­TIONS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

Al­though drugs such as an­ti­his­tamines and steroidal nasal sprays are help­ful to treat symp­toms, these med­i­ca­tions do not ad­dress the root of a hy­per­sen­si­tive im­mune sys­tem. As such, the im­mune sys­tem is al­ways flar­ing up. Un­less the over-sen­si­tive na­ture of the im­mune sys­tem is ad­dressed, sen­si­tive nose prob­lems are likely to worsen as the sys­tem be­come in­creas­ingly over­whelmed by the en­vi­ron­ment.

The pri­mary rule to man­ag­ing a sen­si­tive nose is by avoid­ing that which is trig­ger­ing the con­di­tion. If the pa­tient knows what is caus­ing their nose to start to itch or sneeze, then it can be avoided or at least min­imised. How­ever, this is eas­ier said than done as it is not al­ways pos­si­ble to con­trol the en­vi­ron­ment we are in.

Most peo­ple who suf­fer from a sen­si­tive nose or si­nusi­tis sim­ply live with their con­di­tion, think­ing that noth­ing else can be done. Be­ing used to the itchy, runny, blocked nose, they may be­lieve that it is a con­di­tion they will have to live with. How­ever, with the

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