What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergies happen when your body’s immune system reacts to a trigger, or allergen, which you are allergic to. If you have allergies and breathe in things like pollen or pet dander, the immune cells in your nose and airways may overreact to these harmless substances, resulting in symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, blocked nose, and itchy and watery eyes.1

Nose2

• Runny nose
• Sneezing
• Nasal itching
• Blocked nose

Eyes2

• Itchy and watery eyes

Ears2

• Fullness of ears

Sinus2

• Pressure over the forehead and cheeks

Lungs2

• Cough

WHAT CAUSES
Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergens found indoors and outdoors are common triggers to your allergies

Animals & Insect3

• Animal Dander
• Cockroaches
• Insect Allergens

Mites3

• Storage Mites
• House Dust Mites
• Spider Mites

Molds3

• Mold Spores
• Molds
• Yeast

Pollen3

• Weed Pollen
• Tree Pollen
• Grass Pollen

Allergy Tips

DO’s

  • Identifying and avoiding allergens which triggers symptoms4
  • Use pillow covers, mattresses and comforters which are mite-proof5
  • Hands should be washed immediately after petting animals4
  • Furred pets like cat, dog should be avoided2
  • Use good air filters which can trap even small particles6
  • Windows of house should be kept closed when indoors4
  • Use hard flooring instead of carpets5

DON’Ts

  • Do not use window fans - these can draw pollen into the house4
  • Do not dry clothes, towels or bed sheets outside, pollen may cling4
  • Do not rub your eyes - it can cause irritation and worsen your symptoms4
  • Do not use medication prescribed for others4
  • Do not allow your pets get close to your face6