Allergic Rhinitis (HAY FEVER)

  • Allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever, presents as nasal congestion, runny nose, mucous drainage, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes.
  • If you have allergic rhinitis, your immune system mistakenly identifies a harmless substance, called an allergen, as an intruder.
  • Depending on the specific trigger, symptoms can be seasonal or year-round.
  • Allergens include pollen, mold, dust mites, cockroach droppings and pet dander. Irritants such as smoke, strong odors, humidity and weather changes can cause similar symptoms.
  • Allergic rhinitis is diagnosed based on history, physical examination and allergy skin or blood testing.
  • Treatment includes allergen avoidance, medications and/or immunotherapy (allergy shots) based on patient preference.
  • Check the FAQ's for more information on allergy tests and allergy shots.

East Texas Allergy & Asthma 1009 N. 4th St. Ste A Longview, TX 75601

(903) 757-3808