Frequently Asked Questions
“Rhinitis” is a descriptive term meaning “inflammation of the nose.” Allergic patients have sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, as well as itchy, red, and watery eyes. The immune system of these patients is over‐reacting to airborne allergens.
Allergic patients often have inflammation of the eyes, causing itchy, red, watery eyes. Rubbing the eyes will only aggravate symptoms. Artificial tears will lubricate, cleanse, and may soothe inflamed eyes, but antihistamine eye drops will help the itching. Your doctor may need to prescribe something stronger.
Microscopic particles (allergens) are inhaled into the nose and bind to allergic antibodies that are attached to the surface of mast cells. Mast cells contain histamine, which, when released into the nasal tissue, causes the characteristic symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Common triggers of allergy symptoms include pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds, mold spores, dust mites, and animal dander. Allergy Skin Testing is done to detect allergic sensitivity to these allergens. Some people are allergic to foods and stinging insect venoms, but these allergens don’t usually cause nasal symptoms.
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