Ep. 34: What are allergies of the eyes and nose (environmental allergies)
A deep dive episode about allergic conjunctivitis and allergic rhinitis, also known as allergies of the eyes and nose respectively.
These are the two most common types of allergies affecting individuals. In the first part of our deep dive, Dr G goes into detail about the symptoms of the allergies of the eyes and nose, some things that may pose as them, and more.
Part two will cover how to treat allergies of the eyes and nose.
What we cover in this episode
What are allergic conjunctivitis (eyes) and allergic rhinitis (nose)?
How common are allergies of the eyes and nose?
Can you develop symptoms at any age?
Signs and symptoms of allergies of the eyes and nose
What you should know about environmental allergies.
Environmental allergies, and the difference between seasonal and perennial allergies.
Why uncontrolled asthma can make allergies of the eyes or nose worse.
How allergies of the eyes and nose are diagnosed and the testing involved: patient history, skin prick, blood test, intradermal testing, and patch testing.
Other conditions that look like allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis
Allergies of the eyes and nose in pregnancy
Medications that can cause a runny nose/congestion.
Why you need to be cautious when using Afrin.
Additional Information & Links
Pollen count app to download: Klarify