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Is acute rhinitis serious?

In general, acute rhinitis is not serious, although it can be very inconvenient. However, secondary infections, such as ear infections, pneumonia, and sinus infections, do occasionally occur as a complication of the common cold, and these illnesses need a doctor's care.

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