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Bay County, Fla. -

Dr. Timothy Nichols from Emerald Coast Urgent Care says his clinics have seen numerous cases of Allergic Rhinitis.

Symptoms include:

  • Runny nose
  • Blocked nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Scratchy throat
  • Wheezing/Shortness of breath (medical emergency)

Dr. Nichols says treatment includes:

  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-allergy nasal sprays
  • Eye drops 
  • Steroid preparations

If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor.  Dr. Nichols says nasal allergy conditions can mimic Sinus Infections, Bronchitis and Asthma.  That's why it is so important to see a professional.