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Complications of Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
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Complications of allergic rhinitis

While allergic rhinitis is not a terminal condition (it does not cause mortality in those who are sufferers), it can cause a number of serious symptoms which require immediate medical attention.

If you experience any of the following, ensure that you call an ambulance:


If allergic rhinitis is not diagnosed and treated early, it can continue to cause a whole range of unpleasant symptoms that may gradually get worse and worse.

While allergic rhinitis is not a terminal illness, it can cause a whole range of problems with quality of life, when symptoms become bad enough to interfere with life - inability to sleep due to constant itchiness, lack of proper sleep, inability to socialise due to possible allergic reactions, inability to keep pets.

There are a whole range of over-the-counter conventional medicines that are available, as well as prescription medication for allergic rhinitis, as well as number of alternative / complementary therapies and medicines also available to help treat the underlying cause of allergic rhinitis.


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  Last reviewed: 21 September 2007 || Last updated: 9 January 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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