Many people have a wrong view, that is, allergic rhinitis is a minor disease, especially children, grow up good, and allergic rhinitis and cold are very similar, easy to cause many people's misunderstanding, so, what are the differences between allergic rhinitis and cold?
Because the upper and lower respiratory tract is continuous in anatomical structure, the upper respiratory tract inflammation of allergic rhinitis is easy to spread downward and develop into asthma. In medicine, it is called allergic rhinitis asthma syndrome, which is called "the same airway, the same lesion". Therefore, we must pay attention to the treatment of allergic rhinitis to prevent the development of asthma.
So how to distinguish between allergic rhinitis and cold? It can be identified from the following aspects:
1. First of all, colds are highly contagious, so most of them occur in groups, such as families, schools, and work environments. Allergic rhinitis is not contagious, but can be inherited. Therefore, if the relatives with blood relationship have allergic diseases, including allergic rhinitis, asthma, skin allergy, drug allergy, etc., the possibility of attack is greater;
2. The nasal symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and stuffy nose are often persistent for several days. With the control of the cold, the symptoms gradually reduce and finally ease; while the attack of allergic rhinitis is paroxysmal, which may only occur once or several times a day, especially after the stimulation of morning or odor, and it is more obvious after the attack; Allergic rhinitis is usually not accompanied by fever, and colds are usually accompanied by fever.
3. Allergic rhinitis sneezes frequently and has clear water like nasal mucus, while sneezing is less in common cold, nasal itching is not obvious, nasal congestion is obvious and persistent, and nasal secretion can change from clear or sticky to purulent;