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Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis

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Key points about allergic rhinitis in a child

  • Rhinitis is a reaction that happens in the eyes, nose and throat. It occurs when allergens in the air trigger the release of histamine in the body.
  • Allergic rhinitis can happen on a seasonal basis or year-round. There is often a family history of allergic rhinitis, eczema, asthma or allergy.
  • Your child may be referred to see an allergist for allergy skin testing.
  • Common causes include pollen, dust mites, mold, cockroach waste and animal dander.
  • Children with other allergic diseases such as eczema, food allergy and asthma are more likely to also have allergic rhinitis.
  • Treatment may include staying away from allergens and using medicines to treat symptoms.

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