Allergies

What are nasal allergies?
Nasal allergies are also referred to as "hay fever" and allergic rhinitis. Your body overly responds to allergens, resulting in you having a runny nose, sneezing and other symptoms of allergies. For more information, click here.

What do I need to know about outdoor allergens?
Outdoor allergens are in the air and easily spread by wind. Common outdoor allergens are pollen and molds.   For more information, click here.

How can I avoid outdoor allergens?
If you are allergic to outdoor pollen or mold, it can be very difficult to avoid these allergens as they are easily spread by the wind. However, you can reduce your symptoms by trying to minimize your exposure to outdoor allergens. For more information, click here.

What do I need to know about indoor allergens?
Indoor allergens can cause symptoms year round. Common indoor allergens include dust mites, pets, mold and cockroaches. For more information, click here.

How can I avoid indoor allergens?
It can be difficult to avoid some indoor allergens, especially dust. However, you can reduce your symptoms by trying to minimize your exposure to indoor allergens. For more information, click here.

How do nasal allergies affect other diseases?
Nasal allergies are not just a trivial condition. They can significantly impair your quality of life and cause or worsen asthma symptoms. For more information, click here.

How can I treat nasal allergies with over-the-counter drugs?
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are now the primary drugs used to treat nasal allergies. Two of the most used prescription drugs for nasal allergies, Claritin and Zyrtec, became OTC in recent years. These drugs are just as effective as any prescription product for nasal allergies. For more information, click here.

How can I treat nasal allergies with prescription drugs?
Several prescription drugs are available for managing the symptoms of nasal allergies; however, OTC drugs are still the best treatment options. For more information, click here.

What are allergy shots?
Allergy shots involve having your doctor or nurse inject you with the substance you are allergic to (like pet dander). Over time you can build up a tolerance to the allergen. For more information, click here.

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