Many people attribute the symptoms to allergies, and may be due to more serious conditions. If antiallergic medications do not relieve the symptoms, you should ask your doctor to reassess the condition.
See the signs to look out for:
1) Clear fluid from one nostril
If you notice a runny nose from only one nostril and the fluid is clear, especially if you tilt your head forward, it may be Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea.
This is a condition that indicates that there is open communication between the brain and the nasal cavity. It is potentially life threatening as germs can enter the cerebral cavity and cause meningitis. with disastrous consequences.
2) Cheek pain and green mucous secretions
3) You have recently started a new drug
Some drugs cause symptoms that mimic allergies. Such are some heart medications, such as beta blockers, that can cause severe nasal congestion. Some contraceptives, but also pregnancy, can also cause nasal symptoms.
4) Loss of smell and taste
5) Pain or pressure on the face
Cheek pain and colored mucous secretions from the nose can be sinusitis symptom, ie inflammation of the sinuses manifested by a viral, bacterial or fungal infection. When the orifices of the sinuses become blocked or a lot of mucus accumulates, bacteria and other germs can grow more easily.
6) Chronic rashes
Many people have chronic skin rashes, believed to be due to allergies. Rash that lasts more than 6 weeks is most often not due to external factors, such as allergies, but to a problem with the thyroid or immune system.
Allergies can cause headaches due to pressure in the nasal cavities. However, a headache that manifests suddenly or is so intense that it wakes you up or causes nausea, use an urgent investigation. It may be due to a tumor, a stroke or an aneurysm.