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How can I tell if my rhinitis is seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis?

Both seasonal and perennial allergies cause rhinitis. Because the symptoms are similar, it can be hard to tell the difference between the two. If you tend to get allergic rhinitis each year at about the same time, it is more likely to be seasonal allergic rhinitis. If you have symptoms all year, it is more likely to be perennial allergic rhinitis. In addition, a doctor may be able to tell you what allergens are causing your symptoms by performing a skin test. Some people can have both seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.

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