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Rhinitis is the inflammation of the nasal lining membranes.
Allergic rhinitis is most prevalent in childhood and adolescence.
Careful elimination of nonallergic etiologies must be done in preschool children as allergic rhinitis is unusual in <3 years of age.

Rhinitis%20-%20allergic%20(pediatric) Signs and Symptoms


  • Most prevalent in childhood and adolescence



  • Inflammation of the nasal lining membranes 

 Allergic Rhinitis

  • IgE-mediated inflammatory disease of the nasal mucous membrane occurring after exposure to allergens and trigger factors
  • Also known as hay fever or allergic rhinosinusitis


  • Affects approximately 25% of children worldwide
    • Estimated prevalence in Europe and United States is 30%
  • Approximately 80% of symptoms of allergic rhinitis develop before 20 years of age

Signs and Symptoms

Major Signs and Symptoms
  • Nasal itching
  • Watery rhinorrhea
  • Nasal congestion, with or without obstruction
  • Sneezing
Other Signs and Symptoms
  • Headache
  • Conjunctival symptoms, eye pruritus
  • Pruritus of the nose, palate, ears
  • Postnasal drainage
  • Impaired smell
  • Sleep disturbance/sleep apnea
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