Allergic Rhinitis or Hay fever is an allergic reaction which has symptoms similar to common cold. A runny nose, congestion, sneezing and tearing of the eyes are common symptoms. Animal dander, pollen, dust and mold are common causes. External factors like smoking, temperature, humidity, chemicals and pollution can lead to heightened cases. Doctors conduct a skin prick test by subjecting a patient's skin to various substances and interpreting the observations.
HOW IS ALLERGIC RHINITIS DIAGNOSED?
A worldwide statistics in the year 2012 estimated that allergic rhinitis affects 20% of the population.