Allergic rhinitis causes symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose.
But you can control these symptoms with medicine and by avoiding the
things that cause them (allergens). If you are allergic to
indoor allergens, such as
animal dander, and mold, you can take some simple
steps to get them out of your house.
By doing these things,
you may have fewer symptoms or less severe symptoms.
First, work with your doctor to find out what you're allergic to. When you know what triggers your allergies, you can take steps to control those allergens in your home.
allergens inside your home, you can:
Adults spend one-third of their time and children
spend half of their time in their bedrooms, so it is important to take steps
to prevent allergens in this room.
Polluted air does not
cause allergies, but it can irritate the nose and lungs. This may make it more
likely that you will have symptoms.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
Current as ofApril 3, 2017
Current as of:
April 3, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2017 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Last modified on: 8 September 2017