Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis refers to rhinitis (runny nose) that is caused by allergies. Hay fever is a seasonal type of allergic rhinitis. Typical symptoms include runny nose (the main symptom), sneezing, eye symptoms, throat symptoms, and so on. ...

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Introduction: Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis: Sneezing, stuffy and/or runny nose triggered by inhaled allergens. ...Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1 ...

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Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

Signs and symptoms: Allergic rhinitis typically causes cold-like symptoms, such as sneezing, itchiness and a blocked or runny nose. These symptoms usually start soon after being exposed to an allergen. Some people only get allergic rhinitis for a few ...2

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Complications of Allergic Rhinitis

Further problems Allergic rhinitis can lead to complications in some cases. These include:

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Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

What causes allergic rhinitis? Allergic rhinitis is caused by the immune system reacting to an allergen as if it were harmful. This results in cells releasing a number of chemicals that cause the inside layer of your nose (the mucous ...3

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Causes List for Allergic Rhinitis

Some possible causes of Allergic Rhinitis or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Allergic Rhinitis

Common allergens Allergic rhinitis is triggered by breathing in tiny particles of allergens. The most common airborne allergens that cause rhinitis are described below. House dust mites House dust mites are tiny insects that feed on the dead flakes of ...5

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Diagnosis of Allergic Rhinitis

When to see your GP: Visit your GP if the symptoms of allergic rhinitis are disrupting your sleep, preventing you carrying out everyday activities, or adversely affecting your performance at work or school. A diagnosis of allergic rhinitis will usually ...6

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Risk Factors for Allergic Rhinitis

Who's most at risk? It isn't fully understood why some people become oversensitive to allergens, although you're more likely to develop an allergy if there's a history of allergies in your family. If this is the case, you're ...7

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Misdiagnosis: Allergic Rhinitis

Undiagnosed allergic rhinitis: This condition may be undiagnosed early, or be misdiagnosed as something more well-known, such as the common cold. Other Types of Allergies: It is possible that the exact cause is not Allergic Rhinitis, but another type of allergies ...

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Treatments: Allergic Rhinitis

Treating and preventing allergic rhinitis It's difficult to completely avoid potential allergens, but you can take steps to reduce exposure to a particular allergen you know or suspect is triggering your allergic rhinitis. This will help improve your symptoms. If ...8

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Prevention of Allergic Rhinitis

Prevention: The best way to prevent allergic rhinitis is to avoid the allergen that causes it. But this isn't always easy. Allergens, such as dust mites, aren't always easy to spot and can breed in even the cleanest house. It ...9

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ allergic-rhinitis/ 
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ allergic-rhinitis/ causes/ 
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ allergic-rhinitis/ 
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ allergic-rhinitis/ causes/ 
  8. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ allergic-rhinitis/ 
  9. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ allergic-rhinitis/ prevention/ 

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