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What causes perennial allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is a type of rhinitis caused by an allergy. When a person breathes in an allergen, the body's immune system may react to it, causing a stuffy or runny nose. In perennial allergic rhinitis, the allergen is continually in the person's environment, such as dust mites or animal dander, so symptoms occur during all times of the year.

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