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Symptoms and Signs of Allergic Rhinitis

Last Updated on Jun 03, 2014
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Symptoms and Signs of Allergic Rhinitis

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis usually occur shortly after coming in contact with allergens. Sneezing is often paroxysmal.

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Symptoms of allergic rhinitis usually occur shortly after coming in contact with allergens. Diagnosis is usually made based on the following symptoms:

  • Sneezing, this is often paroxysmal, i.e. sudden and uncontrollable
  • Itchy nose, mouth, eyes, throat, skin, or any area
  • Problems with smell, for example temporary anosmia (loss of smell), hyposmia (decreased sense of smell)
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Tearing eyes

Symptoms that may arise later include:

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  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Coughing
  • Clogged ears and decreased sense of smell
  • Sore throat
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Puffiness under the eyes
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Headache
  • Memory problems and slowed thinking

References:

  1. Cecil Medicine, 23rd Ed.
  2. The Merck Manual, 18th Ed.

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