Your Allergies Can Lead to Difficulties in Breathing or Sleep Apnea

Allergic rhinitis or airborne allergies are the most common allergy problems that can make your children feel miserable. It can result in runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and coughing. Your child can also have chronic ear problems, itchy and watery eyes, and poor sleep because of allergic rhinitis.
Allergies can be caused by your pet’s dander or microscopic pieces of the cat’s dry skin.

Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

There are a lot of allergens that can cause allergic rhinitis such as:
  • Dust mites
  • Molds
  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
Having sleep problems is common in children with allergic rhinitis. Obstructive sleep apnea or multiple pauses in breathing while sleeping is linked to allergic rhinitis. OSA can be caused by the nasal congestion that you get from allergic rhinitis. Because of stuffy nose, it can be harder for your child to breathe which can lead to a sleep apnea episode. Continue reading the articles here to learn more about the connection between allergic rhinitis and obstructive sleep apnea, and what the best treatment for allergies and sleep apnea is.

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