Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis may sound similar, and in fact, they share some characteristics, but the two conditions have a distinct set of causes and symptoms. After you learn a bit about the differences between sinusitis and allergic rhinitis, talk with your allergist to confirm what’s troubling your nasal passages sinuses, and together you can […]
Common Florida Allergies
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 […]
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, […]
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,” […]