What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?
The following are the most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
itchy nose, throat, eyes, and ears
clear drainage from the nose
Children with perennial allergic rhinitis may also have the following:
recurrent ear infections
poor performance in school
"allergic salute" - when a child rubs his/her hand upward across the bridge of the nose while sniffing. This may cause a line or crease to form across the bridge of the nose.
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.