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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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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.

 

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

 

Cluster headaches are a fairly common form of chronic, repeated headaches. They are four times more common in men than women. The headaches can occur at any age but are most common in adolescence and middle age. They tend to run in families, passed down through genes.

Scientists do not know exactly what causes cluster headaches, but they appear to be related to the body's sudden release of histamine or serotonin A problem in a small area at the base of the brain called the hypothalamus may be involved. The following may trigger cluster attacks:

  • Alcohol and cigarette smoking
  • High altitudes (trekking, air travel)
  • Bright light (including sunlight)
  • Exertion
  • Heat (hot weather, hot baths)
  • Foods high in nitrites (such as bacon and preserved meats)
  • Certain medications
  • Cocaine

Symptoms

 

A cluster headache begins as a severe, sudden headache. The headache most commonly strikes 2 to 3 hours after you fall asleep. However, the headache may occur while you are awake. The headache tends to occur at the same time of day. The pain occurs on one side of the head. It may be described as:

  • Burning
  • Sharp
  • Steady

The pain may occur in, behind, and around one eye. It may:

  • Involve one side of the face from neck to temples
  • Quickly get worse, peaking within 5 to 10 minutes

The strongest pain may last 30 minutes to 2 hours.

The eye and nose on the same side as the head pain may also be affected. Symptoms can include:

  • Swelling under or around the eye (may affect both eyes)
  • Excessive tearing
  • Red eye
  • Rhinorrhea (runny nose) or one-sided stuffy nose (same side as the head pain)
  • Red, flushed face

Cluster headaches may occur daily for months, alternating with periods without headaches (episodic), or they can recur for a year or more without stopping (chronic).

 

Sinol can relieve headaches when they first begin and is extremely effective for headaches of all types. Sinol works faster than a pill or a liquid and can relieve headaches in minutes.

Reference: U.S. National Library of Medicine