If you are suffering with sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, post nasal drip, scratchy throat or nasal congestion, you may have Allergies. Also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever, Allergies are one of the most common yet overlooked diseases affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. Allergic symptoms span from mild to very severe, from one symptom to a combination of many symptoms, and can have a profound impact on quality of life.
Allergies occur when a person’s immune system reacts to normally harmless substances or allergens in the environment. These allergens may include:
- Dust Mites
- Pet Dander
There are many medications available either over-the-counter or by prescription designed to alleviate the symptoms. These pills and sprays include:
- Nasal irrigations (saline wash)
- Leukotriene Blockers
In order to achieve optimal medical treatment, it is imperative to receive an accurate diagnosis.