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Are sneezing and itchy nose just symptoms of allergic rhinitis?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Specific symptoms
Sneezing and nasal itching are very specific for allergic rhinitis while nasal congestion and post nasal drip occur with virtually any nasal condition.

In brief: Specific symptoms
Sneezing and nasal itching are very specific for allergic rhinitis while nasal congestion and post nasal drip occur with virtually any nasal condition.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
Sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion can be seen with viral infections and non-allergic rhinitis but if your nose and/or eyes are itchy it makes it more likely that your symptoms are due to an allergic reaction, that is, allergic rhinitis (rhin = nose; itis = inflammation; so rhinitis = nasal inflammation).

In brief: Probably
Sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion can be seen with viral infections and non-allergic rhinitis but if your nose and/or eyes are itchy it makes it more likely that your symptoms are due to an allergic reaction, that is, allergic rhinitis (rhin = nose; itis = inflammation; so rhinitis = nasal inflammation).
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