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Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic Rhinits



Allergic Rhinitis, also known as hay fever or allergies, is an allergic reaction that may cause sneezing, runny and itchy nose, congestion, and sore throat. This causes people to feel pretty awful and make it difficult to function.


Relief can be obtained with avoidance of the trigger, certain lifestyle changes, allergy medications, or immunotherapy (allergy shots).

How is Allergic Rhinitis diagnosed?

Allergic Rhinitis can be diagnosed by a simple blood test measuring immunoglobulin E (IgE). This test can detect a wide variety of allergies. Alternatively, allergies can be diagnosed with a skin prick test where a small amount of a variety of allergens is placed carefully onto the skin to look for which ones the body reacts to.


Consulting your ENT healthcare provider can best help determine which test is right for you. 

What causes Allergic Rhinitis?

Several things may cause or trigger symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis. While it may differ from person to person, the following are among the common causes of allergic rhinitis:

  • Common Allergens

    • pollen from trees, grass, and weeds

    • house dust mites

    • animal fur

    • mold

    • wood dust, flour, dust, latex

  • Family History

  • a family history of asthma or allergies, such as hay fever, hives, or eczema​

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