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Allergic Rhinitis Definition & Overview

Definition

Allergic rhinitis is the set of symptoms that occurs when you breathe in substances you are allergic to. These substances are called allergens and are small proteins.

  • Seasonal (intermittent) allergic rhinitis (sometimes called hay fever or rose fever)—This occurs during times of the year when allergens are in the air. Spring and Fall are the most common times. The most common allergen are tree, grass or weed pollens..
  • Perennial (persistent) allergic rhinitis—This condition is caused by allergens, such as chemicals, dust, dust mites, cockroaches, animal dander, mold spores, or, occasionally, foods. It may occur any time of year that you encounter these allergens.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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