Rhinitis is nasal inflammation that is most often related to allergy. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) occurs when your body reacts to allergens in the air. This can cause a stuffy or runny nose. Treatments involve medications to help with allergies if the cause is allergic rhinitis. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how rhinitis is caused, symptoms, treatments, and much more.
Allergic Rhinitis-What Happens
Allergic rhinitis, often called hay fever, occurs when your immune system overreacts to particles in the air that you breathe-you are allergic to them. Your immune system attacks the particles, causing symptoms such as sneezing and a runny nose. The particles are called allergens, which simply means they can cause an allergic reaction.An allergic reaction occurs only in people who have a ...
Allergic Rhinitis-Frequently Asked Questions
Learning about allergic rhinitis:What is allergic rhinitis?What causes allergic rhinitis?How can I prevent allergic rhinitis?What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?Why do people develop allergies?What increases my risk of developing allergic rhinitis?What are the different types of allergic rhinitis?How common is allergic rhinitis?Being diagnosed:Who can diagnose allergic rhinitis?How is ...
Symptoms of allergic rhinitis may develop within minutes after you breathe in an allergen, or they may not occur for another 4 to 8 hours. Symptoms often last longer than 10 days.The most common immediate symptoms include:Sneezing repeatedly, especially after you wake up in the morning. Sneezing can occur as soon as 1 to 2 minutes after you breathe in an allergen.A runny nose (rhinorrhea). The ...
Allergic Rhinitis-Treatment Overview
Treatment for allergic rhinitis consists of avoiding the specific allergens that cause your symptoms, using medicines, and, in severe cases, getting allergy shots (immunotherapy). You are more likely to need daily treatment if you have symptoms throughout the year. However, if you have allergies during a certain season, you may also need daily treatment at this time.Because allergic rhinitis ...
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