Allergic rhinitis, known as hay fever, is caused when your immune system reacts to normal allergens in the air. Some people only react during certain seasons, which is called seasonal allergic rhinitis. Year-round symptoms are called perennial allergic rhinitis. This may be caused by pets or animal danderindoor molddust mites or cockroaches.

Allergic rhinitis symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Congestion
  • Runny and itchy nose
  • Itchy mouth, throat and ears

These symptoms also appear with a common cold – so how do you tell if it’s a cold or allergies? The easiest way is by tracking how long symptoms last. Cold symptoms typically end within 10-14 days, and allergies may last for one or more months.

You can also watch local pollen counts and the timing of pollen seasons. Tree pollen counts increase in early spring, followed by grass allergy, ragweed and mold in the late summer and early fall. Depending on where you live, specific allergens may cause issues (for example, mountain cedar pollen in the south). Visit the National Allergy Bureau for pollen counts near you.

Allergy drop immunotherapy can help treat allergic rhinitis

The La Crosse Method™ Protocol allows you to treat many airborne allergens at once, along with offering preseasonal boosters to help your body prepare for strong seasonal allergies before they hit.

Over the course of sublingual immunotherapy treatment, your body builds tolerance to the things you are allergic to. Not only can it help you reduce or eliminate your need for symptom relieving medications, studies show that it can help prevent new a

Did you know?

Allergic rhinitis affects around 60 million people in the U.S. and it’s increasing.

Allergic rhinitis affects between 10-30% of adults and as many as 40% of children.

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