Rhinitis is swelling and irritation in the nose. Allergies and infections are often the cause. Your child's 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 your child is allergic to. You may be able to stop symptoms if your child avoids the things that cause them. Your doctor may suggest or prescribe medicine to ease the symptoms.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & A. Evan Eyler, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Psychiatry
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