Allergic Rhinitis

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)
Rhinitis
Allergy Shots (Immunoterapy)
Allergy Testing
Nonallergic rhinitis
Allergic shiners, Dennie's lines, Allergic salute, Nasal crease, Postnasal drip
Action plan for rhinitis
Indoor Allergens
Outdoor Allergens
Advice for avoidance of allergens in Spanish, from Mission Allergy, En Español
Sinusitis
Rhinosinusitis: Saline sinus rinse recipe
Checklist for Sneeze-Free and Wheeze-Free Home



Treatment Options for 
Allergic Rhinitis (AR) and 
Non-Allergic Rhinitis (NAR) in 6 Steps (click to enlarge the image). En Español.



Dust mite avoidance (click to enlarge the image).



Treatment Options for 
Non-Allergic Rhinitis (NAR) (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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Published: 09/15/2007
Updated: 11/18/2016

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