Allergy symptoms are similar to those associated with the common cold. Patients can expect a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, wheezing, scratchy throat and postnasal drip.
In addition, itchy and/or watery eyes are common. Allergy symptoms can occur seasonally or year-round. Our allergy center offers solutions for managing allergy symptoms, no matter how bothersome they are.

Hay Fever

Hay fever is the common name for allergic rhinitis, a disorder that can occur seasonally or year-round. It causes cold-like symptoms such as runny nose or congestion, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes and sinus pressure. Some patients experience allergic shiners – bluish skin under the eyes. Hay fever can affect smell and taste, disrupt sleep…

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Rhinitis

Rhinitis (sometimes referred to as nonallergic rhinitis) is similar to hay fever, but the cause is not related to allergies. Symptoms are the same, and include runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and postnasal drip. Though difficult to distinguish from hay fever, nonallergic rhinitis does not cause itchy or watery eyes. The exact cause of rhinitis…

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Otitis Media

Otitis media is a middle ear infection caused by a buildup of fluids. It is usually associated with colds or bacterial infections, but can also be the result of allergies. When the immune system encounters a substance it believes to be a threat, it produces antibodies called histamines to attack the invader. These chemicals cause…

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Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is a persistent sinus infection that lasts longer than twelve weeks. It is caused by an inflammation of the sinuses, often the result of allergies. When the immune system encounters a threat it produces antibodies known as histamines to defend against attack. These chemicals cause swelling of the nasal tissue lining, which prevents…

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Laryngitis

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box) characterized by hoarseness, loss of voice and sore throat. It is commonly caused by a viral or bacteria infection, overuse or misuse of the vocal cords, and allergies. Allergens can enter the airways and cause irritation and swelling. In addition to changes in the voice, symptoms…

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