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What is allergic rhinitis?
Rhinitis is a common reaction that occurs airborne irritants trigger the release of histamines. This can cause inflammation and excess fluid in the nose, sinuses and eyelids.
Types of allergic rhinitis
What causes allergic rhinitis?
The most common causes of allergic rhinitis are:
Is allergic rhinitis inherited?
Allergic rhinitis is almost always inherited.
What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?
Each child may experience symptoms of allergic rhinitis differently, but common symptoms include:
Symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis may also include the following:
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
Can allergic rhinitis be prevented?
You can help your child avoid allergic rhinitis by:
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