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Allergic Rhinitis

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
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Itching

Symptoms also associated with allergic rhinitis but not so common are:

  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Lose senses of smell, taste, and hearing
  • Fatigue

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.