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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. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website. Available at: https://acaai.org/allergies/types/hay-fever-rhinitis. Accessed October 16, 2018.

Allergic rhinitis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116217/Allergic-rhinitis. Updated July 9, 2018. Accessed October 16, 2018.

Allergic rhinitis. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/immunology-allergic-disorders/allergic,-autoimmune,-and-other-hypersensitivity-disorders/allergic-rhinitis. Updated January 2018. Accessed October 16, 2018.

Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD  Last Updated: 10/16/2018