Over 13 million Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is a medical term affecting the mucous membrane of the nose. There are two types of allergic rhinitis, seasonal and perennial or year-round allergic rhinitis. In most cast, allergic rhinitis develops by the time they are 30.
Common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:
- Nasal congestion
- Watery eyes
Symptoms also associated with allergic rhinitis but not so common are:
- Sore throat
- Lose senses of smell, taste, and hearing
Sometimes allergic rhinitis symptoms are similar to the common cold. However, if you notice the same symptoms occurring repeatedly throughout the year or during certain seasons, these may be a sign of allergic rhinitis.