Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever): Types, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

26 September of 2018

allergic rhinitis infoRunny nose is one of the most frequent conditions that occur in people. It often develops due to colds, but the allergic form of the condition is also not rare. Below we will tell you all the basic information you need to know about allergic rhinitis.

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is an inflammatory ailment, which occurs in case of the immune system overreaction to allergic substances in the air.

According to scientific research by D. Skoner (2001), allergic rhinitis affects between 20 & 40 million individuals in the United States of America. According to the study by Lisa M. Wheatley (2015), it is estimated that approximately 15–30 per cent of individuals in the US suffer from allergic rhinitis. This condition negatively affects an everyday activity of children and adult persons as well as unfavorably influences quality of their lives. It often coexists with other allergic ailments, such as asthma*. And vice versa, a lot of individuals having asthma also suffer from rhinitis.

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Allergy Patch Test: Children Tend To React To Different Allergens Than Adults

31 October of 2008

Adults and children who are referred for patch testing of allergens appear equally likely to have allergic contact dermatitis, although they tend to react to different allergens, according to a new report.

Skin reactions to allergens are common among children, according to background information in the article. They can occur both on areas of the skin that come in direct contact with an allergen (contact dermatitis) and on areas that aren’t directly affected (atopic dermatitis). Children suspected of contact dermatitis are often referred for patch testing, in which skin is exposed to various allergens affixed to a plaster tape to identify which cause a reaction. (more…)

Living With Mold Allergies

17 October of 2008

Mold allergies are a major health problem that affects many different people. These individuals come from all types of age and race groups. Mold does not differentiate between age or race but some individuals are stronger and able to tolerate mold better. During the last 15 years, we have clients from all age groups and races. We find that the elderly seem to suffer more than someone younger. I would suspect lack of education concerning mold and not the age factor. Once individuals become educated, the understanding of the environment is more important than before. It could also be a monetary factor also, due to a fixed income. (more…)