Hay Fever/Allergic Rhinitis


Allergic Rhinitis (AR) can be seasonal due to pollen allergens and mould. RA can be perennial due to sensitization to indoor allergens, such as house dust mite, pet allergens and moulds.

AR starts between 2 and 8 years of age (average 3-4 years), and it is most commonly seen in adolescents.

Pollen immunotherapy seems to decrease later development of asthma in children with seasonal rhinoconjunctivitis. AR is common in Europe.15% of 7 year olds and 30%of 13 year old children had AR in one major Central European study.

Apart from symptomatic treatment with antihistamines, sublingual immunotherapy (such as sublingual grass tablets) may be effective in seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. 

Topical steroids like nasal sprays are better for obstructive symptoms,and antihistamines are more useful for itching and sneezing.





Conditions Treated
Asthma
Wheezing
Cough
Respiratory infections
Hay fever/allergic rhinitis
Milk and food allergies
Pollen allergies
Eczema
Feeding difficulties
Gastroesophageal reflux
Neonatal and early infancy problems