If you experience runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion in the same season year after year – or even all year round – you may be suffering from a common condition known as allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. There is no cure for allergic rhinitis, and it tends to run in families (like asthma) and affects different members of the family differently and to varying degrees. The medical treatment goal is to control the extent of nasal and sinus inflammation due to allergies with appropriate medications.
Common causes of allergic rhinitis include:
- Animal dander
- Dust mites
- Hay and weeds
- Pollens from grasses and trees
Allergic rhinitis may cause the following symptoms:
- Chronic cough
- Chronic sinus or ear infection
- Intermittent ear plugging
- Intermittent hoarseness
- Itchy, red, or watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
Why Choose UHealth?
Highly specialized rhinology doctors. The experts at University of Miami Health are here to help you breathe easier, smell better, and rest better with an accurate diagnosis and leading edge treatments in a compassionate setting. Our fellowship-trained providers specialize in the nasal airway, and our rhinology specialists have completed specialized training in nasal and sinus disorders. They have dedicated their clinical and research careers to caring for nasal and sinus disorders.
Our academic health center provides you with more treatment options. Our ENT specialists are experts in the field of rhinology. As part of an academic health center, we are proud to offer breakthrough treatments not available to other facilities in South Florida. We also offer our patients early access to clinical trials and new medical and procedural treatments. We provide comprehensive care for a wide array of rhinologic conditions, backed by expertise, research, and education.