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Rhinitis is swelling and irritation in the nose. Allergies and infections are often the cause. Your nose may run or feel stuffy. Other symptoms are itchy and sore eyes, ears, throat, and mouth.
If allergies are the cause, your doctor may do tests to find out what you are allergic to. You may be able to stop symptoms if you avoid the things that cause them. Your doctor may suggest or prescribe medicine to ease your symptoms.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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