There are two types of Rhinitis.
Allergic (involving the immune system) and non allergic( not involving the immune system).
SEASONAL ALLERGIC RHINITIS :
Include the allergic reactions to the pollen leading to inflammation of the mucosal surfaces of the nose and eye(conjunctivitis).It is also known as the Hay Fever.
Clinical symptoms include sneezing,watery nose and eyes.This can be avoided by staying away from the pollen.
Dust mites are minute organisms that lives in the dust and also in pillows,windows,bedsheets and other household items.This is similar to the pollen allergies and try to keep the house dust free.
They are small fungus like organisms found in air. Mold is a common trigger for allergies. Mold can also be present indoors such as the basement, kitchen, or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
The proteins secreted from the sweat gland are seen as dander in pet skin and sometimes from the salivary gland of the pet.It act as an allergen.The best precaution is usage of air filter at home and keep your pet cleaned.
Non allergic Rhinitis:
Deviated nasal septum
Certain types of foods
- Having another allergic condition, such as atopic dermatitis — which causes red, itchy skin — or hay fever — which causes a runny nose, congestion and itchy eyes
- Being overweight
- Being a smoker
- Exposure to secondhand smoke
- Exposure to exhaust fumes or other types of pollution
- Exposure to occupational triggers, such as chemicals used in farming, hairdressing and manufacturing
- Prolong exposure to the triggering factors.