What is Allergic Rhinitis?

An allergen is a chemical that triggers an allergic response despite its otherwise benign nature. Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to certain allergens. In seasonal allergic rhinitis, pollen is the most prevalent allergen. These are allergy symptoms that appear when the seasons change.


According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, over 8% of individuals in the United States suffer with allergic rhinitis (AAAAI). Allergic rhinitis affects between ten and thirty percent of the world’s population.

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

  1. Coughing
  2. An itchy or painful throat
  3. Hives
  4. Extreme exhaustion
  5. Sneezing
  6. Dark rings behind the eyes
  7. Weep and blister
  8. Frequent headaches
  9. Eczema-like symptoms, such as excessively dry, itchy skin that can become inflamed
  10. A stuffy nose
  11. A runny nose
  12. Irritated eyes