Allergic rhinitis is a symptom associated with problems affecting the nose. It occurs when a person breathes something that he is allergic to like dust, pollen, etc. These symptoms may also occur when the person eats something he is allergic to. It is commonly known as hay fever or seasonal allergy. The symptoms are running nose, watery eyes, frequent sneezing, itchy nose, mouth, eyes, throat or skin.
HOW IS ALLERGIC RHINITIS DIAGNOSED?
Allergic rhinitis is diagnosed by the ENT specialist. He will perform a physical exam and ask a few questions about the condition. A few tests may be suggested like skin testing, RAST tests and CBC test to help detect the allergy.
HOW IS ALLERGIC RHINITIS TREATED?
Treatment of allergic rhinitis usually happens with the help of anti allergic or anti histamine medication which can block the production of histamine in the body. Also, for particularly severe cases, the general physician can hook you up to an IV containing such medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to prevent allergy symptoms is to manage your allergies before your body has a chance to adversely respond to substances.