Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is a condition that affects the nose and sinuses. According to the American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergic diseases, including allergic rhinitis. Of those with allergic rhinitis, Read More
Allergies: Do You Know The Symptoms?
Allergies are an overreaction by the immune system to a perceived threat, which are called allergens. You could be allergic to substances in your environment or certain foods. You could also be allergic to stinging insect bites. Allergy testing, namely the skin prick test, can test for 50 known Read More
What To Expect From An Allergy Doctor Visit
Going in prepared for your visit to an allergy doctor helps you make the most out of your time in the clinic. There are going to be some important questions that the allergy doctor will be asking, and knowing how to answer questions, in great detail, helps ensure a smooth process. Whether you or Read More
An Allergy Doctor’s Advice for Constant Sneezing
During an allergic reaction, your body releases histamines, which are chemicals that help fight off foreign invaders, which in reality are harmless substances. In people who suffer from allergic rhinitis, histamines cause blood vessels in the nose to swell, causing fluid to leak into the surrounding Read More
What Triggers Allergic Rhinitis?
If you’re living with allergic rhinitis, you are not alone. It affects between 10 and 30 percent of the adult general population and up to 40 percent of children in the United States, making it the fifth most common chronic disease in the country. Allergic rhinitis causes your immune system, Read More
Treatment options for allergic rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis is an immunological response to allergens. These allergens may vary, from dust to pollen to animal dander. Allergic rhinitis is called hay fever if the allergens are seasonal and due to a higher pollen count. Allergies may be seasonal or perennial, which means patients experience Read More
Christmas Tree Allergies
While the holiday season will likely be more quiet with less guests this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be more unwanted guests this year: allergies. Christmas tree sales are booming. Whether you own a live Christmas tree or an artificial one, allergy and asthma symptoms may worsen in Read More
Risk Factors for Allergic Rhinitis
If you get a stuffy or runny nose and your eyes are watery and itchy every so often, and it’s not really a cold – because you’re not getting the typical body aches, fatigue, cough, and sore throat – then your symptoms may be due to your body’s allergic response. This is called allergic Read More
What Causes Allergic Rhinitis?
Are your eyes and ears itchy? Is your nose stuffed and runny? Are you repeatedly sneezing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is also known as seasonal allergies or hay fever. It is different than allergies from other things, such as pet Read More