The Symptoms of Rhinitis (Hay Fever) and How to Deal With Them
Rhinitis is caused by an overreaction of your immune system. It is tricked into thinking that typically harmless substances in the air are dangerous, causing your body to reject these air-born substances. Our specialists can help you determine if you are suffering from rhinitis through a few simple tests.
The symptoms often include, runny nose, itchy eyes, sore throat, difficulty breathing, mal-adaptive sleeping patterns, and irritation on the roof of your mouth. 1 in 3 adults who suffer from this irritation do not have allergic rhinitis. Non-allergic rhinitis carries with it a variety of the same symptoms that have
just been listed, except your symptoms persist year round. If you are diagnosed with rhinitis by our team, we can help you cope with these symptoms.
Here Is What You Can Do:
- Avoid triggers. If you can avoid the allergens that trigger your symptoms, this may be the simplest approach. This usually works best with allergens regarding cats and dogs. Whereas, allergens like ragweed may be more difficult to avoid.
- Use oral medications. Oral medications include anti-histamines, decongestants, nasal steroids, and eye drops. These are used to treat symptoms as they occur, or prevent symptoms if you know you will be exposed to allergens before-hand.
- Begin course of Allergen Desentization Therapy (Allergy Shots). It is advised that you take shots for rhinitis when you have medium to severe symptoms, have other illnesses that affect the severity of rhinitis, or when you are unable to avoid the allergens that trigger your symptoms.
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