Allergic rhinitis is also referred to as hay fever, nasal allergy or pollinosis. Allergic rhinitis can be severely debilitating, whether it be seasonal with classic hay fever, or persistent, from animal danders or house dust mite. Children with grass pollen related hay-fever have been shown to drop a grade from their mock GCSE exams in the winter to their summer GCSE exams due to the impact of their allergy on sleep and concentration at school, thus this can have far-reaching implications for the child’s future.
Thankfully, symptoms of an itchy, blocked, runny nose and sneezing as well as itchy eyes can often be treated effectively with safe medication together with identification and avoidance of the causative allergen. We can help by diagnosing which allergen is the cause of the symptoms, offering advice on avoidance and treatment, as well as the most appropriate medication and show you and your child how to use it.