Rhinitis | Definition and Patient Education
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What causes irritation of nose? 4 possible conditions

Rhinitis is inflammation in the nasal cavity lining. It can be allergic or nonallergic. Allergic rhinitis occurs when an allergen is breathed in. It can be seasonal, perennial (occurring throughout the year), or both. Allergic rhinitis affects one in five... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Foreign Body in the Nose

A foreign body in the nose means that an object is present in the nose when it's not naturally supposed to be there. This often happens in small children.

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2

Rhinitis

Rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal cavity lining (inside the nose). It is often caused by allergies. It may also be caused by environmental factors such as pollution, weather changes, stress, infections, and som...

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3

Allergies Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

An allergy is the immune system's response to a foreign substance (allergen) that is not typically harmful to a person's body. This attack response may involve inflammation, sneezing, and a host of other symptoms.

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4

Chlorine Poisoning

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Chlorine poisoning can occur when you swallow or inhale chlorine. It reacts with water inside and outside of the body to form dangerous compounds. It can cause digestive, respiratory, skin, and circulatory problems.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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