Conjunctivitis or Rhinitis
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the clear thin tissue that overlies the white part of the eye.
Rhinitis is also known as Hay Fever. There are two types of rhinitis: allergic and non-allergic. Seasonal allergic rhinitis is usually caused by pollen that varies throughout the year. Here in Chicago, heavy pollen season can last throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall. Our physicians are knowledgable about the variations in pollens that afflict our local communities in the Chicagoland area including Elgin, Park Ridge, Norwood Park, Edison Park, Niles, Des Plaines, Elmhurst, Barrington, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Downer's Grove, Oak Park, and other surrounding communities. Another good resource is the National Allergy Bureau (NAB), which provides up to date pollen and mold levels. You can search the NAB for information about pollen levels in your local area.
There are several medications which can help to treat allergic rhinitis.
Your doctor at Chicago Allergy & Asthma may also ask about possible indoor allergens such as pets, mold, or dust mites. We will help you identify a treatment plan tailored to your individual symptoms.