By Jonathan Corren

When you are one of the fifty eight percentage of american citizens that suffer from asthma, or have a pal or relative who does, this e-book deals aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately bronchial asthma can provide authoritative, functional solutions to the most typical questions requested by way of sufferers and kin approximately those universal health problems. This easy-to-read e-book is a finished consultant to knowing indicators, analysis, remedy, over the counter treatment, assets of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. together with real sufferer observation, this article is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil because of bronchial asthma.

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QXP 4/14/10 2:02 PM Page 30 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T A L L E R G I E S effectively reduce the sensation of nasal congestion but have minimal effects upon other nasal symptoms, such as sneezing, itching of the eyes or nose, or discharge. When given orally, these drugs begin to work within 1 to 2 hours and, depending upon the preparation, may last between 4 and 24 hours. Oral decongestants may have significant side effects, including effects on the brain (insomnia, anxiety, irritability), effects on the cardiovascular system (rapid heartbeat, palpitations, increased blood pressure), and urinary retention, particularly in men with prostatic enlargement.

What are the main steps in treating nasal allergies? There are three basic steps to treating allergic rhinitis. The first step is to identify the allergens that the patient is sensitive to (by skin or blood testing) and institute measures for avoiding these allergens. There are specific, proven methods to reduce the levels of indoor allergens such as house dust mites, animal danders, indoor molds, and cockroaches. Exposure to outdoor allergens, such as plant pollens and outdoor molds, can only be reduced by staying indoors during peak hours (usually between 11 AM and 3 PM).

29. I understand that montelukast is used to treat asthma. Does it help my nasal allergies as well? QXP 4/14/10 2:02 PM Page 31 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T A L L E R G I E S Nasal Allergy secretion in the lungs and mucosal swelling and mucus secretion in the nose. Montelukast was approved several years ago for the treatment of bronchial asthma in children and adults, and more recently for children and adult patients with seasonal and year-round nasal allergies. While in theory the medication would be expected to work best for nasal congestion and discharge, it has been shown to reduce all nasal symptoms, including sneezing and itching.

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