Rhinitis is when the lining of your nasal cavity is inflamed, causing a runny/congested nose. Typically, rhinitis is caused by viruses, bacteria, or allergens; the most common being allergens. Depending on the type of rhinitis, the duration of symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Avoiding triggers, such as dust mites, mold, and smoke can help prevent the onset of rhinitis. Rhinitis can also be caused by non allergic causes such as temperature changes. Some patients also can have gustatory rhinitis, where their nose will run when they eat or drink.
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