What are the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis?

Symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis can include nasal congestion, cough, sneezing, sniffling, itchy nose or throat, nasal drainage, sore throat, watery and itchy eyes, postnasal drip and dark circles under the eyes. Allergy symptoms tend to flare up in the spring and fall. 

The symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis depend on the severity of the allergies and the age of the individual. For most adults, symptoms include an itchy, runny, or stuffed nose; itchy eyes and throat; and coughing and sneezing. In children, those same congestion symptoms often lead to an ear infection. Other symptoms may include congested sinuses, headache, and wheezing.

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Nose Disorders

Nose Disorders

Your nose plays a very important part in maintaining your health. As you breathe it filters out the bad stuff in the air like dust and germs. It also moistens the air as you breathe so that your lungs stay hydrated and healthy. Yo...

u can be miserable if your nose is injured or irritated, whatever the cause. Nose disorders can range from a simple nosebleed or a runny nose that can be treated at home to more serious disorders such as nasal polyps (growths) or a deviated septum (a twist in the wall that separates the two sides of your nose) that may require surgery. Whatever the cause of your nose problem, it's important to know that you can usually be helped by seeing an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor.

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