Rhinitis (Hay Fever)/Sinusitis
Allergic Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, commonly known as a stuffy nose. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include: sneezing, itching of the nose, itching roof of the mouth, itchy throat, itchy eyes and/or ears, runny nose, congestion, and/or watery eyes. Seasonal allergic rhinitis (or hay fever) is cause by allergens like molds and pollens. Some people have symptoms of rhinitis no matter what season of the year - perennial rhinitis. It can be caused by allergens such as animal dander, indoor mold, dust mites, and other inhaled allergens.
Sinusitis is a painful, long-lasting inflammation of the sinuses. Sinuses are hollow cavities around the cheek bones found around the eyes and behind the nose. Symptoms of sinusitis include: congestion, green or grey nasal discharge, postnasal drip, pressure in the face, headache, fever, and possibly a chronic cough. Sinusitis is more common in the winter. It may last for months or years if not properly treated. Colds are the most commong cause of acute sinusitis, but people with allergies are much more likely to develop sinusitis than people who don't have allergies.
Every person has their own triggers for rhinitis or sinusitis. If you are experiencing symptoms of allergic rhinitis or sinusitis, you should schedule an appointment with Dr Gomez Dinger to diagnose and treat your allergies.