Most of us would have experienced it before — while spring cleaning our house, changing the bedsheets or sweeping the floor, we get caught in a frenzied episode of sneezing, tearing in the eyes and blocked nose.
Many patients have mistaken these symptoms as “sinus”. Actually, this condition is known as Allergic Rhinitis.
Sinus refers to the air-filled spaces in our facial bones which are lined by skin which secretes. Mucus will flow out of the sinus through narrow drainage pathways and into the nose.
An allergy is the immune system’s exaggerated response to foreign substances. These foreign substances are typically harmless to non-allergic individuals. However, they trigger a response in allergic individuals.