Are You Suffering from Rhinitis? The word rhinitis means “inflammation of the nose.” The nose produces mucus. This fluid is normally thin and clear. It helps to keep dust, debris and allergens out of the lungs. When the nose becomes irritated, it may produce more mucus, which becomes thick and pale yellow. Postnasal drip occurs when this mucus drains down the back of the throat. Irritants or … [Read more...] about Spring Allergy Update: Rhinitis
Do your spring allergies make you feel so miserable that you think you're allergic to the whole state of Texas? You know the saying: “April showers bring May flowers.” But in March, we have a different kind of shower here in Texas—a yellow shower of tree pollen! There's so much to love about Texas--the food, the fun, the people, but not the pollen. Unfortunately, the downside of our neck of the … [Read more...] about Does Record Temperatures in February Mean More Spring Allergies?
It’s spring! And that means lots of pollen is in the air, triggering allergy symptoms in millions of people. This condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever. Hay fever can lead to sinus infections and can disrupt your sleep and affect your ability to learn at school or be productive at work. Symptoms include: ■ Itching in the nose, roof of the … [Read more...] about Spring Allergies? Fight Back with These Tips