Definition of rhinitis in English:


Syllabification: rhi·ni·tis
Pronunciation: /rīˈnītis


  • Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, caused by a virus infection (e.g., the common cold) or by an allergic reaction (e.g., hay fever).
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    • The risk of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis was also significantly higher.
    • Many physicians make a presumptive diagnosis of allergic rhinitis based on the medical history.
    • Allergic rhinitis is most commonly caused by grass pollen, but tree and weed pollens and mould spores can also cause attacks.

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