Allergic Rhinitis is the result of an allergic reaction in the nose to small airborne particles in the environment called allergens. This reaction causes the nasal passages to become inflamed. Allergic Rhinitis produces symptoms like an itchy, runny nose, sneezing, postnasal drip and blocking of the nose. In many people the eyes are affected too. These symptoms are often thought of as annoying but not serious. However, we now know that allergic rhinitis can significantly affect sleep, quality of life, concentration and performance at work or school.
Allergic Rhinitis is an extremely common problem that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It can begin at any age and tends to persist, although it often waxes and wanes in severity over time.