Allergic rhinitis is also known as hay fever. It is a common condition affecting up to 30% of American adults and 40% of children.
Allergic rhinitis occurs when a person’s immune system incorrectly identifies harmless particles in the environment such as pollens, dust mites, mold spores and animal dander as foreign invaders. When the immune system reacts to these airborne allergens, it creates inflammation that leads to symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Speak with your allergist about various treatment approaches to combat allergic rhinitis including: