Up to 25% of the population currently suffers from allergic rhinitis and this number is rising in most industrialized countries.
With children, although it’s rare to see allergies present before the age of two; after that age, the occurrence of allergies progressively increases.
Children generally first develop an allergy to airborne, year-round allergens such as dust mites and pets. Seasonal rhinitis usually occurs later on, as it takes as least two pollen seasons for the child to develop sensitivities. The allergic condition persists into adulthood, but may increase or diminish in intensity.
When an individual is often exposed to a specific allergen, there is prolonged inflammation of the nasal mucosa and consequently, ongoing major symptoms. Other related conditions, such as conjunctivitis, sinusitis and eczema, could also develop.
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If you think you are experiencing allergy symptoms, please consult your healthcare professional for a definitive diagnosis.