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Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

Symptoms happen soon after you're exposed to an allergen. The most common are:
  • Runny or itchy nose
  • Congestion
  • Itchy, watery, or red eyes
  • Itchy nose, ears, or throat
  • Sinus pain or pressure
  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Dark circles under your eyes
  • Postnasal drip
  • Feeling tired
  • Lessened sense of smell and taste
  • Chronic cough

References

Allergic rhinitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/allergic-rhinitis. Updated July 9, 2018. Accessed February 14, 2020.
Allergic rhinitis treatment. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America website. Available at: https://www.aafa.org/allergy-treatments/. Updated March 2018. Accessed February 14, 2020.
Allergy shots. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website. Available at: https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/allergy-shots-(immunotherapy). Accessed February 14, 2020.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2019
  • Update Date: 10/27/2020