Allergic Rhinitis | Drs. Martin & Nannapaneni | Main Line Allergy & Asthma Professionals

Allergic Rhinitis

Overview


Allergic Rhinitis causes the nasal airways to inflame due to an allergic inflammation. This occurs when a person with a sensitized immune system inhales an allergen such as pollen or pet dander, which causes an allergic reaction. In most people the symptoms include runny or stuffy nose, and itching of the eyes, mouth or skin.

People with Allergic Rhinitis experience symptoms after breathing in a substance they are allergic to.

Symptoms include:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes, mouth or skin
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose due to blockage or congestion
  • Fatigue (often reported due to poor quality sleep as a result of nasal obstruction)

Possible Triggers

  • Outdoor allergens, such as pollens from grass, trees and weeds
  • Indoor allergens, such as pet hair or dander, dust mites and mold
  • Irritants, such as cigarette smoke, perfume and diesel exhaust

Dear Patients,

Governor Wolf has asked all non-essential businesses to close for the next 2 weeks.

In compliance with Montgomery County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Drs. Martin and Nannapaneni feel that although allergy injections are important to your health and are recommended to many of our patients, the risk of catching COVID-19 by coming into the hospital/office outweighs the benefits of immunotherapy.  Our intention at this time is to resume injections on April 6, 2020. If that changes, we will update this message.

Our staff and doctors will be present during regular office hours to answer questions and take care of emergencies by telephone or otherwise on a case by case basis. Routine office visits will also be postponed until after April 6, 2020.

Refills for prescriptions and other concerns will be handled by telephone during regular office hours. Teleconference through Face Time will be implemented.

When tests for the COVID-19 virus becomes available, appropriate arrangements will be made.

We ask for patience and understanding during this time. Our utmost interest is the protection of our patient population, our employees and our providers.

Sincerely,
George L Martin, MD
Naveen Nannapaneni, MD