Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is a medical condition caused by an allergy to substances breathed in the air. Most people with allergic rhinitis are allergic to house dust mites, pollen, pets, moulds, or a combination of these. Allergic rhinitis is sometimes called ‘hay fever’ when it occurs during the times of year when there are a lot of pollens in the air.
What is bronchoscopy?
Bronchoscopy is an examination of your windpipe and air passages by means of a flexible telescope. A bronchoscopy is a test that your doctor will suggest when there is a need to have a look in the air passages or take samples from the lung when testing for certain diseases.
Unlike x-rays which take “photographs” of the lung, bronchoscopy lets the doctor see inside the windpipes, an area not clearly shown on x-rays.