Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, refers to inflammation of the nasal passages that causes cold-like symptoms. The immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to environmental substances that an individual’s body cannot tolerate. Unlike a cold, hay fever isn’t caused by a virus, but by an allergic response to outdoor, indoor, or occupational allergens, […]
Is it a Cold or is it Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)?
Sniffling, runny nose, sneezing, coughing… are these symptoms that point to you getting a cold? Or could it be allergies? Some of the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever) overlap with cold symptoms. Finding out which one you have, a cold or allergic rhinitis, will help you in choosing the best treatment option. […]
How Long Do Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis Last?
If you or your child experience frequent sinus infections or persistent nasal symptoms (that may get worse during certain seasons, especially summertime and “hay fever season”) or if you have nasal polyps or asthma, you may have allergic rhinitis. One in five people in the United States have allergic rhinitis, also known as “hay fever,” […]