Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Allergic rhinitis is a group of symptoms affecting the nose such as runny nose, congestion, sneezing and itchy eyes. These symptoms occur when you breathe in something you are allergic to, such as dust, animal dander, or pollen. Allergic rhinitis affects between 20% and 40% of people.
How to use a nasal spray (video)
How to use a saline sinus rinse (video)
Allergy Shots (Immunoterapy)
Allergic shiners, Dennie's lines, Allergic salute, Nasal crease, Postnasal drip
Action plan for rhinitis
Advice for avoidance of allergens in Spanish, from Mission Allergy, En Español
Rhinosinusitis: Saline sinus rinse recipe
Checklist for Sneeze-Free and Wheeze-Free Home
Treatment Options for
Allergic Rhinitis (AR) (click to enlarge the image). En Español.
Mixed rhinitis (click to enlarge the image).
Dust mite avoidance (click to enlarge the image).
Allergic Rhinitis vs. Food Allergy - Efficacy of different treatment approaches (click to enlarge the image).
Allergic Rhinitis - Only 3 ways to control allergies (click to enlarge the image).
Allergic (atopic) march (click here to enlarge the image). Allergic (Atopic) March refers to the natural history or typical progression of allergic diseases that often begin early in life. These include atopic dermatitis (eczema), food allergy, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma.
What to expect when visiting an allergy clinic
Current allergy skin tests are virtually painless. This video by Dr. Bassett, a board-certified allergist from New York City, shows what to expect when visiting an allergy clinic for diagnosis and treatment:
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