Often The Flu Is Accompanied By Itchy Eyes, Cheeks And Nose, Is It Due To Allergies?
At noon, I often catch a cold but my eyes, cheeks and nose are very itchy. My nose feels very full. Why is that a common cold or allergic flu?
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Flu is an infection of the airways due to influenza virus. The inflammation you experience in your airway may be caused by an allergy. This condition is called allergic rhinitis, not allergic flu. Allergic rhinitis occurs due to excessive body response when you are exposed to airborne allergens. Symptoms that appear are usually in the form of itchy and runny nose, frequent sneezing (especially in the morning), coughing, uncomfortable throat, itchy and watery eyes, headache, dark circles appear under the eyes, easily tired, and swelling can occur in the body. These symptoms can occur repeatedly every time you are exposed to an allergen. The allergens that most often trigger allergic reactions in Indonesia include house dust mites and animal dander. In allergic rhinitis, there is usually no fever, whereas in the flu, there will be a high fever.
To overcome the symptoms you feel, you need to eliminate all allergens in your home and room. Avoid piling up too much stuff. Wash the curtains that you use at home or in the room. If you use a fan or air conditioner, clean it regularly at least once every 3 months. Your house needs to be mopped at least 2 times a day. Avoid items made from wool or which are difficult to clean. If you have a doll, wash the doll and store it in plastic, so there isn't much dust stuck on the surface. It's best if you don't have animals with long hair or fall out easily. If necessary, you can use an air humidifier. See an ENT specialist if you don't improve after trying the methods I mentioned earlier. You should also see a doctor if your sleep or work is interrupted due to the symptoms that you are feeling right now.
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