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  • Ask The Doctor: End Springtime Allergies

    It sounds as though you have a condition known as rhinitis—inflammation of the mucous membranes in the nose. This inflammation leads to a runny nose, sneezing, and a feeling of being stuffed up. Rhinitis may result from a cold, allergies, or nonallergenic irritants in the environment, such as dust, cigarette smoke, or pollution.

    I always have a runny nose, but every spring it gets worse, and my eyes water and itch. Is this just allergies or something else?
    By Jane Hart, MD