Chronic Rhinitis: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 11/3/2020

Chronic rhinitis refers to inflammation of the nasal passages that persists over time. Chronic rhinitis is a common condition that affects people of all ages.

Signs and symptoms of chronic rhinitis can include

It can be associated with chronic infections of the sinuses (chronic sinusitis). Postnasal drip can lead to other associated symptoms including

Causes of chronic rhinitis

Allergic reactions are a common cause of chronic rhinitis. Other causes can include reactions to irritants such as air pollution, smog, or tobacco smoke or anatomical abnormalities within the nasal passages, including foreign bodies, nasal polyps, or deviated septum.

Other chronic rhinitis symptoms and signs


Allergies can best be described as: See Answer

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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.