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How do other illnesses affect acute rhinitis?

Illnesses that require you to be on medications that suppress the immune system increase your risk of getting colds, a common cause of acute rhinitis. Allergies (which can cause acute rhinitis themselves) may also make you more likely to get a sinus infection. Asthma may increase your chances of getting acute rhinitis from an allergic reaction.

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