Do I Have Fall Allergies or a Sinus Infection?

Fall brings with it cool breezes, vibrant leaves and perhaps even a little spiced cider. Sounds good…unless you’re the victim of pollen allergies. Also referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, these allergies affect about 30 million Americans and usually surge this time of year. The challenging part is, fall pollen allergies are often puzzled with sinus infections, and a misdiagnosis can lead to ineffective treatment. So how can …

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is known to many individuals as hay fever. Researchers claim that nearly 50 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies. There are two types of allergic rhinitis–seasonal and perennial. Symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis appear during spring, summer, and early fall. The seasonal variety is triggered by allergies from pollen, grass, trees, or airborne mold spores. Some people experience nasal allergies year round, which …