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  Allergic Rhinitis- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal passages, usually associated with watery nasal discharge and itching of the nose and eyes.
Allergic rhinitis affects about 20 percent of the American population and ranks as one of the most common illnesses in the U.S. The symptoms occur in the nose and eyes and usually occur after exposure to dust, danders, or certain seasonal pollens in people that are allergic to these substances.
Classic signs of allergic rhinitis may include swelling of the eyelids, injected sclerae (the whites of the eyes may be red), allergic shiners (darkened areas under the lower eyelids thought to result from venous pooling of blood), and extra skin folds in the lower eyelids.
www.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/208/Allergic_Rhinitis.html   (1121 words)

Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal, that is, occurring at certain times of the year or perennial, occurring throughout the year.
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis are: sneezing, often paroxysmal (a series of sneezes); rhinorrhea or runny nose, usually clear and colorless in allergy; itching of the nose with rubbing (the allergic salute); and stuffy obstructed nasal passages.
Allergic rhinitis is often associated with allergic conjunctivitis in which the eyes itch, often tear, turn red with injected blood vessels and may even have swelling of the sclera (whites of the eyes) or puffiness around the lids.
www.drbarryzimmerman.com /rhinitis.htm   (1114 words)

 Allergic rhinitis | DoctorNDTV: Health Information on Allergic rhinitis
Rhinitis is a swelling of the mucous membrane due to irritation or congestion and results in a runny nose, itching, and sneezing.
Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include frequent or repetitive sneezing, a runny or congested nose, and itching in the nose, eyes, throat, or roof of the mouth.
Allergic rhinitis is associated with ear infections due to blockage of the eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx (space at the back of the throat, behind the nose).
www.doctorndtv.com /topics/detailtopics.asp?id=114&heading=AllTopics   (759 words)

 Rhinitis - ACAAI
Rhinitis is a term describing the symptoms produced by nasal irritation or inflammation.
Symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis occur in spring, summer and/or early fall and are usually caused by allergic sensitivity to pollens from trees, grasses or weeds, or to airborne mold spores.
In a single individual, allergic rhinitis could be complicated by vasomotor rhinitis, septal deviation (curvature of the bone separating the two sides of the nose) or nasal polyps.
www.acaai.org /public/advice/rhin.htm   (3829 words)

 NGC - NGC Summary
The recommendations for the management of rhinitis are presented in the form of two algorithms, comprised of 15 components, and accompanied by detailed annotations.
Reserve immunotherapy for patients with allergic rhinitis for whom optimal avoidance measures and medication therapy are insufficient to control symptoms.
Rhinitis is defined as inflammation of the membranes lining the nose, and is characterized by nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, sneezing, and itching of the nose and/or postnasal drainage.
www.guideline.gov /summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=3875   (3058 words)

 Allergic Rhinitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rhinitis is reported to be a very frequent disease, although data regarding the true prevalence of rhinitis are difficult to interpret.
Studies have shown that the frequency of allergic rhinitis increases with age until adult-hood and that positive immediate hypersensitivity skin tests are significant risk factors for the development of new symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Perennial allergic rhinitis is caused by an IgE-mediated reaction to perennial environmental aeroallergens.
www.jcaai.org /Param/Rhinitis/Complete/allergic_rhinitis.htm   (2677 words)

 What Causes Allergic Rhinitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rhinitis can be caused by any number of different things that irritate the lining of the nose.
Allergic Rhinitis is caused by allergens (substances that cause an allergic response).
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis is often called hayfever and usually occurs during the spring or fall.
www.diseases-explained.com /AllergicRhinitis/whatcausesrhinitis.html   (135 words)

 HON Allergy Glossary Rhinitis
Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa (the mucous membrane that lines the nose and the sinus), often due to an allergic reaction to pollen, dust or other airborne substances (allergens).
Concerning the treatment of allergic rhinitis, corticosteroid nasal sprays are very effective agents, especially for symptoms of congestion, sneezing, and runny nose.
The main cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis are tree, grass or weed pollens.
www.hon.ch /Library/Theme/Allergy/Glossary/rhinitis.html   (293 words)

 Rhinitis Information on Healthline
Rhinitis is a nonspecific term that covers infections, allergies, and other disorders whose common feature is the location of their symptoms.
In rhinitis, the mucous membranes become infected or irritated, producing a discharge, congestion, and swelling of the tissues.
Allergic rhinitis is caused by allergens such as pollen, animal dander, dust mites, or grass.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/rhinitis-1   (1137 words)

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose.
When allergic rhinitis is caused by common outdoor allergens—such as airborne tree, grass and weed pollens or mold—it is often referred to as seasonal allergies, or "hay fever." The time and duration of the different pollen and mold seasons can vary, depending on where you live in the country.
Allergic rhinitis may also be triggered by common indoor allergens such as animal dander, indoor mold, or the droppings of cockroaches or house dust mites—microscopic creatures found in the home.
www.nyallergy.com /rhintis.php   (1097 words)

 eMedicine - Rhinitis, Allergic : Article by Javed Sheikh
Rhinitis is defined as inflammation of the nasal membranes and is characterized by a symptom complex that consists of any combination of the following: sneezing, nasal congestion, nasal itching, and rhinorrhea.
Allergic rhinitis involves inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, eustachian tubes, middle ear, sinuses, and pharynx.
Sporadic allergic rhinitis, intermittent brief episodes of allergic rhinitis, is caused by intermittent exposure to an allergen.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic104.htm   (8163 words)

Allergic rhinitis is commonly referred to as "allergies." Seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a condition caused by allergy to pollen from plants that flower seasonally (usually spring or fall).
Allergic rhinitis is often associated with allergic conjunctivitis, a condition caused by pollen and other allergens causing allergic reactions in the outer membrane of the eye.
Non-allergic rhinitis, a common condition, is nasal inflammation or irritation that is not caused by identifiable allergens.
allergy.peds.arizona.edu /southwest/rhinitis.html   (357 words)

 Vasomotor Rhinitis
Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nose ("rhin" meaning nose, as in rhinosceros) which can be divided into a few basic types: infectious (as in a cold), allergic, and vasomotor.
Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal and occur only when pollen counts are high, such as ragweed in late summer, or it can be perennial and last pretty much year round because of sensitivity to molds or dusts.
Vasomotor rhinitis is a poorly understood "wastebasket" term for people who have a stuffy or draining nose, but don't have evidence of specific allergies.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/899250622.html   (333 words)

In allergic rhinitis sneezing is a prominent feature and nasal symptoms may be accompanied by itchy watery eyes and intense itching of the nose and soft palate.
Allergic rhinitis may occur as a seasonal problem when it is known as hayfever or seasonal allergic rhinitis.
The symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis oftern commence in young children, even as young as 2-3 years of age, yet the peak incidence occurs in adolescents and young adults.
www.allergysa.org /allrhin.htm   (2125 words)

 AAAAI - Patients & Consumers Center: Tips to Remember: Rhinitis
Rhinitis is one of the most common illnesses in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people.
Rhinitis has a significant impact on the quality of life of those who suffer from it.
Allergic rhinitis is also triggered by common indoor allergens, such as animal dander (dried skin flakes and saliva), indoor mold, droppings from dust mites and cockroach particles.
www.aaaai.org /patients/publicedmat/tips/rhinitis.stm   (1088 words)

 Diseases - Allergic and Non-Allergic Rhinitis - National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Rhinitis can be a problem all year or only some of the year.
Common symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis are often nasal congestion and postnasal drip.
This type of rhinitis is seen with long-term use of decongestant nasal sprays or recreational use of cocaine.
www.nationaljewish.org /medfacts/allergic_rhinitis.html   (1476 words)

 Childrens Allergic Rhinitis - Allergic Rhinitis
Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the nose when airborne irritants (allergens) trigger the release of histamine.
Seasonal allergic rhinitis does not usually develop until after 6 years of age.
This type of allergic rhinitis is commonly seen in younger children.
www.chw.org /display/router.asp?DocID=21588   (587 words)

 Chronic Rhinitis and Post Nasal Drip causes and symptoms on MedicineNet.com
Allergic rhinitis is characterized by an itchy/runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion.
Seasonal allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever) is usually caused by pollen in the air, and sensitive patients have symptoms during peak times during the year.
Perennial allergic rhinitis, a type of chronic rhinitis is a year-around problem, and is often caused by indoor allergens, such as dust and animal dander.
www.medicinenet.com /chronic_rhinitis/article.htm   (562 words)

 Allergic Rhinitis
Controlling asthma may mean controlling allergic rhinitis in some patients, according to allergy and asthma experts.
Allergic rhinitis is a common problem that may be associated with asthma.
Although the link is not fully understood, one theory asserts that rhinitis makes it difficult to breathe through the nose, which hampers the normal function of the nose.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/peds_respire/rhinits.cfm   (646 words)

 Rhinitis - causes, allergic rhinitis, allergies, hayfever, symptoms, treatment
Rhinitis is inflammation of the lining of the nose, which may be caused by allergies or other factors such as cigarette smoke, changes in temperature, exercise and stress.
Allergic rhinitis is characterised by an itchy/runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion.
Vasomotor rhinitis is thought to occur because of abnormal regulation of nasal blood flow.
www.patienthealthinternational.com /article/501570.aspx   (401 words)

 AER: Info for Health Profs - Rhinitis & Sinusitis
Infants with rhinitis have nasal discharge and obstruction and this may interfere with feeding and contribute to irritability.
Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis can have a significant impact on activities of daily life, giving rise to fatigue and malaise, impairment in concentration and headaches, and in children to learning and behavioural difficulties.
Skin prick testing or RAST should be done in all patients with persistent or recurrent rhinitis who have sufficient symptoms to warrant a visit to the doctor, in order to distinguish allergic from non-allergic rhinitis, and to confirm the identity of potential allergens.
www.allergy.org.au /aer/infobulletins/hp_rhinitis_sinusitis.htm   (1123 words)

Rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes.
Allergic rhinitis is rhinitis caused by allergies to airborne substances, such as pollen, dust, animal dander, or molds.
Allergic rhinitis affects the nose, causing sneezing, a clear discharge, and itching.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/r/rhinitis.htm   (722 words)

 Rhinitis Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Find Articles
Rhinitis is a nonspecific term that covers nasal congestion due to infections, allergies, and other disorders.
In rhinitis, the mucous membranes of the nose become infected or irritated, producing a discharge, congestion, and swelling of the tissues.
Chronic rhinitis is treated with acupuncture, ear acupuncture, and herbals taken internally or used externally.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2603/is_0006/ai_2603000629   (660 words)

 Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis: Is a reaction to airborne (inhaled) allergens.
Depending on the allergen, the resulting rhinitis and conjunctivitis may be seasonal such as hay fever or occurring year round (perennial allergic rhinitis).
Hay fever: sneezing, profuse watery rhinorrhea, and nasal obstruction or congestion.
www.med-help.net /Allergicrhinitis.html   (203 words)

 Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction to airborne particles that primarily affects the nose and eyes.
Seasonal allergic rhinitis is caused by an allergic reaction to pollens and spores (depending on the season and area) as they are carried on the wind.
Information on vitamin C for allergic rhinitis is somewhat limited, but early studies suggest that there may be a role for this vitamin in treating symptoms of hay fever and year-round allergic rhinitis.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsConditions/AllergicRhinitiscc.html   (3415 words)

 Allergic rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis, more commonly referred to as hay fever, is an inflammation of the nasal passages caused by allergic reaction to airborne substances.
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common allergic condition and one of the most common of all minor afflictions.
Other causes of rhinitis, including infection, can usually be ruled out by a physical examination and a nasal smear, in which a sample of mucus is taken on a swab for examination.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/allergic_rhinitis.jsp   (2088 words)

 Hay Fever - Allergic Rhinitis symptoms, causes, and treatment on MedicineNet.com
Rhinitis means "irritation of the nose" and is a derivative of "Rhino," meaning nose.
Allergic rhinitis which occurs during a specific season is called "seasonal allergic rhinitis".
Symptoms of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, frequently include nasal congestion, a clear runny nose, sneezing, nose and eye itching, and tearing eyes.
www.medicinenet.com /hay_fever/article.htm   (437 words)

Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the eyes, nose and throat when airborne irritants (allergens) trigger the release of histamine.
The preventive measure for avoiding nonallergic rhinitis is avoiding the primary cause.
Typically, the diagnosis is made by your physician based on a thorough history and physical examination.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/adult_allergy/rhinitis.cfm   (527 words)

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