You are now leaving DitchtheDrip.com and being directed
to an external site. By leaving DitchtheDrip.com,
be aware that the privacy protection provided on this domain (see
Notice) may not be available at the external link.
What is Allergic Rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common chronic conditions, affecting 10 to 30 percent of adults and adolescents in the U.S.1 Allergic rhinitis causes some
people to have symptoms year-round – perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) – and others to experience symptoms during specific times of the year – seasonal allergic
rhinitis (SAR) – such as spring or fall.2
Allergic rhinitis is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander. Common symptoms of allergic
rhinitis may include itchy, runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing.3
Allergic rhinitis can contribute to other problems including asthma, sinus and ear conditions, and trouble sleeping.3 Allergic rhinitis sufferers may also
experience reduced quality of life, including loss of productivity and absences from work or school.2
While there is no cure for allergic rhinitis, patients who suffer from it
should observe their symptoms on a continual basis and prepare for
allergy seasons in advance by meeting with their doctor to discuss an
effective treatment plan.
Click Here to View AAFA's
Glossary of Nasal Allergy Terms
- Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever). Retrieved March 22, 2012, from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Available at: http://www.acaai.org/allergist/allergies/types/rhinitis/Pages/default.aspx.
- Hay Fever. Retrieved February 7, 2012, from the Mayo Clinic. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hay-fever/DS00174.
- Rhinitis (Hay Fever): Tips to Remember. Retrieved February 7, 2012, from American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.
Available at: http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/at-a-glance/rhinitis.aspx.