Frequently Asked Questions
Is allergic rhinitis the same as a common cold?
Sometimes allergic rhinitis symptoms are similar to the common cold. However, if you notice the same symptoms occurring repeatedly throughout the year or during certain seasons, these may be a sign of allergic rhinitis.
Is allergic rhinitis the same thing as hay fever?
The medical term for hay fever is allergic rhinitis. Are hay fever and allergic rhinitis the same thing? In a word, yes. Allergic rhinitis is simply the proper medical term for hay fever. “Hay fever” is somewhat of a misnomer since allergic rhinitis is usually not caused by hay, nor does it result in a fever.
Is allergic rhinitis the same as the flu?
Usually, symptoms of allergic rhinitis will last for so long as the allergens are present, and generally occurs without a fever. Allergic rhinitis, the common cold and the flu are often confused with each other.
What is the best treatment for nonallergic rhinitis?
What Is The Best Treatment For Nonallergic Rhinitis?
- If you are a patient of nonallergic rhinitis, you should avoid tobacco smoking and should never allow anyone in your home to smoke.
- You should avoid any fireplace or wood-burning type of stove that triggers your symptoms.
- Stay away from cleaning agents, perfumes, certain brands of scents and household sprays in case you experience any symptom.