Introducing iCliniq First

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diagnosis and prescription
for Nasal and Eye Allergy

Visit a US-licensed clinician online and get treatment for Nasal and Eye Allergy in minutes.

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7 am - 11 pm
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help you with

  • Diagnosis of the allergy type, allergens and its severity.
  • Understanding your symptoms.
  • A personalized treatment plan.
  • Prescriptions for acute or recurrent allergy symptoms.
  • Preventive care for allergic rhinitis.

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Not every time you'll be in a private space to use audio and video to consult a clinician and get care.

Keeping this in mind, in addition to Video Visits, we also offer Text Visits - no audio or video required, to help you get care privately even when there's no privacy around.

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Your guide to getting Nasal And Eye Allergy treatment

When to choose
online care

Consult a healthcare provider online if:

  • Symptoms are very severe.
  • Current medications are not relieving the symptoms.
  • Allergic rhinitis related symptoms last for more than two weeks.
  • Symptoms are very frequent.

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What Is Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is an allergic reaction to tiny particles in the air known as allergens. It is mainly associated with a group of symptoms that affect the nose. When a person breathes allergens through his nose or mouth, the body reacts by synthesizing a chemical known as histamine. Symptoms can also develop when you eat foods you are allergic to. Allergic rhinitis can affect people of any age. However, children are more vulnerable to developing seasonal rhinitis, whereas adults are more prone to developing perennial rhinitis.

What Causes Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis usually occurs when the body's immune system reacts to air-borne irritants. The irritants or allergens are so tiny that a person can easily inhale them. Normally, allergens do not harm, but you might have allergic rhinitis if your immune system considers allergens as intruders. The immune system releases a chemical called histamine to protect your body. As a result, the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, and throat become inflamed and itchy. So, allergic rhinitis can result from allergens, including dust mites, grass and weeds pollen, pet dander, and mold spores.

How Do I Know if I have Allergic Rhinitis?

You might confuse allergic rhinitis, common cold, and nonallergic rhinitis because these conditions mostly present similar symptoms. However, allergic rhinitis is nothing but the inflammation of the inner part of the nose caused by allergens. It typically presents with common cold-like symptoms, including sneezing, an itchy nose, red and watery eyes, runny nose, cough, fatigue, malaise, headache, and itchiness in the roof of the mouth.

Can Allergic Rhinitis Be Cured?

There is no specific cure or treatment plan for allergic rhinitis, but the symptoms can be eased with nasal sprays and antihistamines. Sometimes, the doctor might recommend immunotherapy to provide long-term relief. Allergic rhinitis occurs due to multiple factors, so the treatment mainly includes liquids, pills, nasal sprays, injections, and eye drops. In addition to medications, it is important to follow lifestyle modifications, avoid allergens or irritants, and use filters to reduce the number of airborne allergens.

Can I Get Prescription Medication on iCliniq First for Allergic Rhinitis?

You can avail certain prescription drugs for allergic rhinits via iCliniq First. However, please note that we only prescribe specific drugs, and only for eligible patients. For more information on available drug options or your eligibility for them, consult a doctor at iCliniq First.

Does Over-The-Counter Medication Work for Allergic Rhinits?

Many over-the-counter medications are available for allergic rhinitis, but not all need to work. Look for antihistamines because they block the release of histamine, which produces symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Several over-the-counter medications like oral antihistamines, antihistamine nasal sprays, decongestants, and corticosteroids are available to help overcome allergic rhinitis symptoms. However, do not buy everything that contains antihistamines. Instead, consult your doctor to know more about the prescription medications available to treat allergic rhinitis.

What Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Will Work for Me?

The treatment of allergic rhinitis varies according to its severity and the causes. Mild allergic rhinitis can be treated without consulting a doctor. For example, you can avoid foods, places, or other substances that trigger an allergic response. In addition, you can purchase nasal sprays and oral antihistamines without a prescription, but do not use them for more than a week as they can worsen your symptoms. However, if your allergic rhinitis persists even after taking over-the-counter medications, consult your doctor at the earliest to get the exact cause of your problem diagnosed.

Which Is the Best Antihistamine for Allergic Rhinitis?

Antihistamines are one of the most effective drugs against allergic rhinitis because they inhibit the release of histamine that triggers the symptoms like itchiness and inflammation in the nose, sneezing, and runny nose. Several antihistamines treat allergic rhinities, but studies report that oral H1 antihistamines are the best for allergic rhinitis. These medications mainly include Fexofenadine, Loratadine, and Levocetirizine. They block the H1 receptors, and their onset of action is 15 to 30 minutes.

What Are the Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?

The patient experiences similar symptoms in allergic rhinitis and common cold. The symptoms of allergic rhinitis are listed below:

  • Sneezing.
  • Itchiness in the nose.
  • Nasal congestion.
  • Headache.
  • Sinus pain.
  • Sore throat.
  • Wheezing.
  • Respiratory difficulties.
Is Nasal Spray Good for Allergic Rhinitis?

Nasal sprays are of different types and can be used for allergic rhinitis. They work faster than medications and can be used against allergic rhinitis to ease the symptoms. The different types of nasal sprays effective against allergic rhinitis are listed below:

  • Decongestant sprays.
  • Antihistamine sprays.
  • Steroid nasal sprays.
  • Cromolyn sodium sprays