Allergic rhinitis

a condition characterized by head congestion, sneezing, tearing, and swelling of the nasal mucous membranes, caused by an allergic reaction.
(pathol) a technical name for hay fever

allergic rhinitis n.
Rhinitis associated with hay fever.


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