Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is a common chronic disease characterized by repeated attacks of itching of the nose, runny nose and sneezing. It is often associated with allergic conjunctivitis – watering, itching and redness of eyes. Allergic rhinitis develops due to allergic reactions to allergens in the air (like pollen) that can get attached to the mucosa of nose and the conjunctiva. The seasonal allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever) results from an allergy to seasonal pollen while perennial allergic rhinitis is believed to result from sensitivity to house mite dust or other allergens present throughout the year.