Spotlight on the Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is an allergic condition characterized by a collection of symptoms (most affecting the nose) triggered by airborne allergens, such as mold, pollens, or animal dander. Often, allergic rhinitis is seasonal, but it may be present year-round with certain triggers, such as cockroaches and pet dander.

If you have allergic rhinitis, you are probably all too familiar with flare-ups of symptoms including:

  • Nasal congestion, runny nose, and watery nasal discharge.
  • Dry, irritated throat.
  • Continuously needing to clear the throat.
  • Rubbing the nose upward to decrease itching (allergic salute).
  • Dark circles under the eyes (allergic shiners).

These symptoms may not only be uncomfortable, but they might get in the way of school or work performance and even account for a considerable number of sick days.

If you are struggling to manage allergic rhinitis—whether it’s seasonal or perennial—Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM can help you find relief. With board-certified allergists and immunologists on staff in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania, you can count on us to accurately diagnose and treat your allergy symptoms. To schedule a consultation, go to or call us today at 1-800-86COUGH.

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