An allergy is the body’s reaction to a substance, like pet dander, mold, certain foods, vermin debris, some medications, or pollen. Antibodies mistakenly identify the protein in the allergen as an invading enemy and take defensive action. The reaction can be mild and temporary, or severe enough to need medications or even a trip to the emergency […]
Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitus
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. […]