Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is a disease that results in stuffy, itchy, and runny nose. It can also cause sneezing bouts. Allergic rhinitis is quite common, affecting as much as a third of adults and 30 percent of children in the United States. People who suffer from allergic rhinitis are reacting to compounds in plants, trees, weeds, animals, and house dust. Allergic rhinitis is especially common during springtime, as there is more of the common allergen pollen in the air. Treatment for allergic rhinitis can start only after the specific allergens have been identified through allergy testing. Once the triggers are known, a custom treatment plan can be created and the allergies can eventually be eliminated.
Allergic conjunctivitis often affects people with allergic rhinitis. It is also seen in people who suffer from eczema and asthma. The most obvious sign of allergic conjunctivitis is itchy eyes. Eye redness, eye swelling, and clear eye discharge are other common symptoms. Proper treatment for allergic conjunctivitis depends on correctly identifying the allergic triggers.
Food allergies happen in response to specific triggers. The most common food allergies today include peanuts, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, corn, soy, and cow's milk. A food allergy can be quite serious and potentially even deadly. It is important that people with food allergies are very careful about their dietary habits. For example, children with a peanut allergy must avoid even traces of peanuts to avoid a reaction. Sometimes people confuse a food intolerance with a food allergy. Food intolerance, for example lactose intolerance, could cause bloating or stomach pain when drinking milk. However, a person who is allergic to milk could have a far more serious reaction. Food allergies must be correctly identified before a treatment plan is created. This typically involves allergy testing and careful monitoring of eating habits.
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