Allergic Rhinitis

An allergy is a reaction of your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing.

Substances that often cause reactions are: Pollen, Dust mines, Mold spores, pet dander, Food, Insect stings, Medicines


How do you get allergies?
Scientists think both genes and the environment have something to do with it. Normally, your immune system fights germs.


It is your body’s defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm.

Allergies can cause a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma.


Symptoms vary. Although allergies can make you feel bad, they usually won’t kill you. However, a severe reaction called anaphylaxis is life-threatening.


Symptoms can include Sneezing, often with a runny or clogged nose, Coughing and postnasal drip, Itching eyes nose and throat, dark circles under the eyes


Taking medicines, using nasal sprays, and rinsing out your nose can relieve symptoms.

Allergy shots can help make you less sensitive to pollen and provide long-term relief.