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Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is an irritation of the nose caused by pollen and is associated with the following allergic symptoms: nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, eye and nose itching, and tearing eyes. Avoidance of known allergens is the recommended treatment, but if this is not possible, antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays may help alleviate symptoms.

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      • Chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip facts
      • Where are the sinuses, and what do they look like?
      • What are rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
      • What causes rhinitis?
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      • What conditions cause an abnormal production of nasal secretions?
      • What conditions cause an impaired clearance of nasal secretions?
      • How can chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip be treated?
      • What medications can be used to treat rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
      • What can be used to treat non-allergic rhinitis?
      • Does salt water or nasal irrigation have any role in the treatment of rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
      • What are other options for the treatment of rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
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Terms related to Hay Fever:

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Pollen
  • Sneezing