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Nasal Allergy Trigger : Fragrances
 
  

Fragrances -- chemicals that create a scent in products like candles, soaps, laundry detergents, and even tissues -- are common triggers for people with nasal allergies. Breathing fragrances can trigger symptoms like:

  • Stuffy, runny, or itchy nose

  • Sneezing

  • Coughing

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Allergic Rhinitis
 

Allergic rhinitis is a group of symptoms affecting the nose. These symptoms occur when you breathe in something you are allergic to, such as dust, dander, insect venom, or pollen.



This article focuses on allergic rhinitis due to outdoor triggers, such as plant pollen. This type of allergic rhinitis is commonly called hay fever.



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What is Sinusitis and what causes it?
 
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. The medical term is rhinosinusitis ("rhino-" meaning "nose"), because it affects the mucous membranes lining the nose and the sinuses.


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Cold & Flu Season
 
Influenza commonly called the "flu," is a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system - your nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea.  Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalisation and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently.
 
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Premenstrual syndrome
 
Most women will sometimes have abdominal pain or a headache, be tense, sad and irritable or feel bloated and uncomfortable in the days leading up to their period. The medical term for this phenomenon is 'premenstrual syndrome' (PMS), also known as 'premenstrual tension' (PMT).

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Migraine Headache
 

A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.

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Cluster Headache
 
A cluster headache is one-sided head pain that may involve tearing of the eyes and a stuffy nose. Attacks occur regularly for 1 week to 1 year, separated by long pain-free periods that last at least 1 month, possibly longer.


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From Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C)
 
Flu can be serious
 
Influenza commonly called the "flu," is a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system - your nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea.  Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalisation and s ometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently.

 
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs
 
Everyday preventive actions are steps that people can take to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory illness, like flu. They are not a substitute for vaccination. These include the following personal and community actions:

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as possible. Stay home (or keep your child home) for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to seek medical care or for other necessities. Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. This will block the spread of droplets from your mouth or nose that could contain germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Signs and symptoms of flu
 
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)