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Nose and Eye Allergies

Hay fever, or allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, represents the most common form of allergies, affecting up to 30% of the population. An allergist discusses the causes, symptoms and treatments of this disorder, as well as complications that can occur, such as sinusitis. Less common diseases are also covered, including fungal sinusitis and nasal polyposis. Vasomotor rhinitis and other diseases that mimic allergies are also discussed.
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Fungal Sinus Infections
Learn about the different types of sinus infections caused by fungi, including the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for each type.

Is There Any Benefit to Using Flonase and Astelin Together for Allergies?
Many people with allergies don't get adequate control of their symptoms with the use of a single medication. There is limited data on the use of more than one medication to treat allergy symptoms, although 2 studies show additive benefit with the use of Flonase and Astelin. Learn more about the use of Flonase and Astelin combination therapy for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

All You Ever Needed to Know About Hay Fever
Hay fever affects one in three people. Pollen allergy is the cause of hay fever, which can affect people during the spring, summer, and or fall months. Hay fever symptoms can vary from person to person, and include sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and nasal congestion. Diagnosis is made through allergy testing, either with skin tests or blood...

Spring Allergies
Spring is the most common season for people to experience allergy symptoms. Spring allergies are most commonly caused by tree and grass pollen, although may be less commonly caused by allergic reactions to fragrant flowers or even be pet rabbits obtained during the Easter holiday. Learn more about spring allergies and ways to combat the symptoms.

Nasal Steroids for Allergies
There are many brands of nasal steroids available for the treatment of allergies. These include Flonase, Nasonex, Rhinocort, Omnaris, Veramyst, Nasacort, as well as generic versions. With so many choices, are there differences between these medications? Learn all about nasal steroids, including the different brands available, and what the major...

Is Post Nasal Drip Caused by Allergies?
While post nasal drip may be caused by allergies, there are a number of other diseases than can cause this debilitating symptom.

Treating Allergy Symptoms
From pills to nasal sprays, it can be quite difficult to decide which medication is best for your symptoms. While there is no one-size-fits-all allergy medicine, there may be better choices based on the kind of symptoms you're experiencing.

Is Global Warming Affecting Pollen Allergies?
Are global warming and allergies connected? Learn how global warming may be making your pollen allergies worse.

Sneezing -- What Causes Sneezing
There are many different causes of sneezing -- from hay fever to black pepper, many people have experienced both allergic and irritant causes of sneezing. Learn about the many causes of sneezing.

Sneezing
Learn the various causes of sneezing.

Sun Allergy -- Could I Have a Sun Allergy
Learn how other people discovered that they had a sun allergy.

Nasal Saline Recipe
Learn how to make a nasal saline solution for your Neti pot.

Can a Neti Pot Help With Allergies and Sinus Problems?
Learn how the use of a Neti pot can help in the treatment of allergies and sinus infections.

Recongizing and Living With Hay Fever Symptoms
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with hay fever (allergic rhinitis), or think you may have hay fever, you may be feeling overwhelmed. You probably have many questions about your symptoms, what kind of doctor to see, what kinds of testing can be done, and how your symptoms can be treated. Start here to find out the answers to these questions and more about hay fever.

Hay Fever Treatment
Learn about the most common ways to treat nasal allergy symptoms (hay fever).

Why does my nose run when it’s cold or windy outside?
Learn about why your nose runs when you're outside with cold or windy weather and the treatments available for this symptom.

Antihistamine Nasal Sprays for Allergies
Antihistamine nasal sprays are another form of medication available for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. While not used as commonly as nasal steroids, nasal antihistamines offer many advantages. Find out more about the 2 medications in this class, Astelin and Patanase.

What is Allergic Rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever) is the most common form of rhinitis, affecting up to 30% of the population. Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis from Dr. Daniel More, a board-certified allergist. Discover why allergic rhinitis is so much more than just a runny nose.

Spring Allergies
Think you might have seasonal allergies? Hay fever is the classic form of seasonal allergies, occurring in response to various plant pollens in the air. Find out which types of plants cause allergies during different times of the year, and how you might be able to avoid exposure to these pollens.

Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, Part 1: Avoidance
Avoidance of allergic triggers is the first priority when dealing with allergic rhinitis. This article details the approaches to avoidance of the most common allergens, including pet dander, dust mites, cockroaches and indoor molds.

Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, Part 2: Medications
When avoidance of allergy triggers fails, medications are required to relieve symptoms of hay fever. There are numerous types of medications used to treat allergic rhinitis, and the choices can be overwhelming. Dr. Daniel More, a board-certified allergist, explains the different medication choices in an easy to understand format. Find out what medication choice is best for you.

Antihistamines for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
Antihistamines are the most common medications used to treat allergic rhinitis. Find out which antihistamines work the best to treat hay fever, which have the least amount of sedation and which ones are best to use in children.

Inexpensive Allergy Treatments
With prices on the rise on just about everything these days, everyone is looking to save money. And, with gas prices at historic highs, nobody wants to make unnecessary trips to the doctor’s office or local drug store for medical treatments. With allergy season in full swing, everybody is looking for cheaper, easier ways to treat their allergy symptoms.

Prescription Nasal Sprays for the Treatment of Allergies
Nasal sprays are the most effective medications for the treatment of nasal allergies. They are used to treat and prevent sinus infections, as well as treat non-allergic rhinitis. Find out more about the nasal sprays that are available, the differences between them, and the correct way to use a nasal spray.

What is the best medication for allergies?
Ever wonder what the best medicine is to treat allergies?

Over-the-Counter Medications for Nasal Allergies
Ever wonder if the medications for allergies available over-the-counter are any good, or if they're safe to use? Find out which OTC medicines you should use, and which ones you should avoid.

How To Use a Nasal Spray
While it may seem obvious, most people use nasal sprays incorrectly, which can lead to unnecessary side effects and prevent the medication from working as well as it should. Learn the correct method to use an allergy nose spray.

I was prescribed a nasal spray for allergies. Can these be addictive?
Find out what type of allergy nasal sprays may be addictive.

How is Singulair different from other medicines for allergies?
How Singulair is different from antihistamines for the treatment of allergies.

How Can I Tell if My Symptoms Are Due to Allergies or a Cold?
Find out how to determine if your nasal symptoms are due to allergies or caused by the common cold.

Sinus Infections
Sinus infections, or sinusitis, are one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases, and affects approximately 16 percent of the population every year. Many people with nasal allergies are prone to sinus infections. Learn the basics of sinusitis, including the types of sinus infections, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Overview of Nasal Polyps
Nasal polyps are growths inside the sinuses and nasal passages that can occur with allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, along with many other respiratory diseases. Find out more about nasal polyps, how they are diagnosed, and the treatment options available.

Nasal Saline Irrigation
Nasal saline irrigation has been shown to be a beneficial therapy in the treatment and prevention of sinus infections and allergic rhinitis. This all-natural therapy involves rinsing the nasal passages with a salt-water solution, helping to rid the nose of allergens and mucus. This may reduce the need for antibiotics in those people prone to sinus infections.

Non-allergic Rhinitis
Taking medication for your allergy symptoms without relief? A component of your nasal symptoms may not be due to allergies. Dr. Daniel More, a board-certified allergist, discusses the non-allergic forms of sinus symptoms, how they are diagnosed and treatments for each.

Could I Be Allergic to Perfume and Cigarette Smoke?
Find out what's causing you to sneeze and get a stuffy nose when you smell perfume, strong odors and cigarette smoke.

I sneeze when I go outside on a sunny day. Am I allergic to sunlight?
Can you be allergic to sunlight? Find out why you may sneeze when exposed to bright sunlight.

Allergies and Migraine Headaches
Allergies and migraine headaches are both common medical problems. Many people with allergies complain of "sinus headaches", but do not have an actual sinus infection. It appears that people with allergies are much more likely to suffer from migraine headaches. Find out if those "sinus headaches" could actually be migraines, and how treatment of allergies may help migraine headaches.

Allergies and Ear Infections
Ear infections and allergies are common reasons why children visit the doctor. Could there be a link between the two? Find out if allergies predispose a child to ear infections, and what allergy treatments can help.

Why Does My Nose Run After Eating Spicy Foods?
Have you ever had a runny nose after eating spicy foods? You may have experienced gustatory rhinitis. Learn about this common form of non-allergic rhinitis, and how it can be treated.

Could Trouble Smelling and Tasting be due to Allergies
Find out how allergic rhinitis and sinus disease can cause trouble with smelling and tasting.

When my allergies get worse, why do I get dark circles under my eyes?
Why dark circles under the eyes occur with allergies.

Could I Be Allergic to Barbeque Smoke?
Find out if your allergy and asthma symptoms at the neighborhood barbecue are related to the type of wood that was burned.

Comparison of Oral Medications Used to Treat Allergic Rhinitis
This table offers a nice side-by-side comparison of the most commonly used oral medications for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Brand names, generic names and dosage amounts are listed.

Do Allergies Cause a Sore Throat?
Learn how allergies can cause a sore throat

Spring Allergies -- What's the Cause of Your Spring Allergies
Spring is a common time of the year for people to experience seasonal allergy symptoms. As the weather gets warmer and plants start to bloom, trees and grasses release pollen into the air, triggering allergic symptoms in those with seasonal allergies. Colorful flowers also bloom in the spring, and are often blamed as the cause of spring...

Is Flonase a Good Medicine for Allergies?
Learn all about Flonase, a commonly used nasal steroid spray for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

How Well Does Veramyst Treat Nasal Allergies?
Learn if Veramyst is an effective treatment for nasal and eye allergies, as well as the appropriate dosage of this medication and common side effects that may occur.

Is Nasacort an Effective Treatment for Nasal Allergies?
Learn all about the use of Nasacort (triamcinolone acetonide) nasal spray for the treatment of nasal allergies, including the dosage and side effects of this common allergy medicine.

Is Rhinocort a Good Treatment for Allergies?
Learn about the use of Rhinocort Aqua for the treatment of allergies, including the correct dosage and side effects that may occur. Find out why Rhinocort Aqua is the preferred nasal spray for the treatment of allergies during pregnancy.

Allergy Medicines Stop Working - Have You Found That Allergy Medicines Stop...
It is quite common for people with allergies to notice that allergy medicines stop working after a period of time. Many people frequently need to change their allergy medicines, in some cases multiple times a year, in order to find relief. Other people rotate allergy medicines every few months, which seems to lessen this problem.

Can Allergy Medicines Really Stop Working?
Do allergy medicines stop working? This is a common problem for allergy sufferers, who often notice that allergy medicines seem to lose effectiveness over time. Learn why this happens, and how you should deal with this common problem.

Chronic Sinusitis
Learn about the various types of chronic sinusitis, including allergic fungal sinusitis and aspirin allergy, including how the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments are different.

Comparison of Nasal Medications Used to Treat Allergic Rhinitis
This table offers a nice side-by-side comparison of the most commonly used nasal sprays for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Brand names, generic names, pictures of the medication canisters, and dosage amounts are listed.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of CSF rhinorrhea -- also called a brain fluid leak causing a runny nose.

Over the Counter Nasacort AQ
Find out if having intranasal corticosteroid sprays available over the counter without a prescription is a good idea.

Stress Can Be Associated with Worsening Allergy Symptoms
Find out if stress can worsen your allergy symptoms.

Nasal Air Filters for the Prevention of Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms
Nasal air filters for the prevention and treatment of allergic rhinitis symptoms.

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