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Chronic rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal mucosa that results in symptoms of nasal discharge, congestion, and sneezing for at least 30 minutes daily for 2 or more months. The cause of chronic rhinitis can be allergic or nonallergic.

The basic pathophysiology for both allergic and nonallergic causes is essentially the same. Stimuli such as allergens, medications, or hormones cause mast...

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