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Rhinitis is an inflammation of the lining of the nose. It can be perennial or seasonal. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever, is a reaction to environmental allergens. The most common treatment is to avoid the allergen. Rinsing your nasal passages with saline can also help.

People with perennial rhinitis may believe they catch frequent colds. Diagnosis of perennial rhinitis can be difficult, as a cold is also a form of rhinitis (viral rhinitis), and presents the same symptoms.

Rhinitis symptoms include:

  • Runny nose
  • Blocked or clogged nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy nose
  • Post-nasal drip or phlegm

Learn more at the American Rhinologic Society website.

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