nasal rhinitis symptomsIn the spring and summer allergy season, we frequently see people with very significant and very predictable seasonal allergy symptoms. We like to call this the Seven Dwarfs of nasal rhinitis symptoms (or nose allergy symptoms). Read about the symptoms of nose allergies below. If you sound like any of these seven dwarfs, schedule an appointment at Bluegrass Family Allergy! We’ll take you from Grumpy to Happy.

Sneezy: More than 4 Sneezes in a Row

If you’re sneezing more than four times in a row, you likely have an allergy. Common spring and summer allergens include:

  • Weeds
  • Grasses
  • Smog
  • Mold
  • Dust mites

We perform allergy testing for all of these allergens and more.

Grumpy: How You Feel when You Can’t Control Your Allergy

You’re sneezing, you can’t enjoy being outside, and you’re getting poor sleep: all of these can combine to make you grumpy. You’ll be happier and feel better once you get your allergies under control. The best way to do this is to see your allergist. We provide the following treatments:

Sleepy: Allergies Interfere with Sleep

We mentioned this earlier: uncontrolled allergies cause poor sleep quality. A stuffy nose or a fit of coughing might wake you up in the middle of the night. If you do sleep through the night, you’ll wake up feeling tired.

Dopey: Allergies Impair Your Performance

Seasonal allergies have been shown to impair school and work performance, even when you don’t miss a day. This can be due to several reasons, some of which include the distracting and uncomfortable symptoms of allergies:

  • Itching in the nose, mouth, throat, or eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Tearing eyes

Bashful: How a Runny Nose Makes You Feel

It can be a little embarrassing to constantly blow your nose at work or school. Snot is kind of icky, and you might not enjoy having an irritated, red nose either. Some allergic reactions can trigger sinusitis, which means mucus isn’t draining from your sinuses properly. Symptoms of sinusitis include:

  • Thick yellow-green nasal discharge
  • Painful pressure in cheeks and forehead
  • Postnasal drip, often with a bad taste
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Toothache

Doc: Who You Need

To treat your allergies and begin enjoying your summer, you need an allergist to help you get rid of these nasal rhinitis symptoms. Dr. Brauer will be happy to determine what is causing your allergies and develop a unique solution for you.

Happy: How You Feel when Your Allergies Are Under Control!

To learn how to manage your nasal rhinitis and feel happy again, schedule an appointment at Bluegrass Family Allergy!