Get help with Seasonal Allergy Management in Chelmsford, North Andover, MA, or Nashua, NH

Rhinitis an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose. Symptoms include:

  • Itchy nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes and ears
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis (or hay fever) is caused by allergens like mold and pollen. Some people have symptoms of rhinitis no matter what the season. This is called perennial allergic rhinitis. Allergens such as animal dander, indoor mold, dust mites and cockroaches can cause this.

Patient with Rhinitis

Sinusitis is a painful, long-lasting inflammation of the sinuses. Sinuses are the hollow cavities around the cheek bones found around the eyes and behind the nose. Symtoms of sinusitis include:

  • Congestion
  • Green or gray nasal discharge
  • Postnasal drip
  • Pressure in the face
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • A cough that won't go away

Sinusitis is common in the winter. It may last for months or years if it is not properly treated. Colds are the most common cause of acute sinusitis, but people with allergies are at higher risk for developing sinusitis.

If you think you have rhinitis or sinusitis, you should talk to an allergist/immunologist at Allergy & Asthma Specialists, PC in Chelmsford, North Andover, MA, or Nashua, NH. An allergist can help you with seasonal allergy management.