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Allergic rhinitis

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Also in Henrico, Dr. Lauren Goode is dealing with a similar problem with a different name - rhinitis.

The symptoms are similar: nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue and irritability, red and itchy eyes and sore throat. People often describe it as a "cold that won't go away."

Symptoms are often caused by environmental allergens. Do what you can to avoid allergens.

You can use over the counter antihistamines such as claritin or zyrtec.  Benedryl also works well, but it will cause sedation.  

Seek medical attention if the over the counter medication does not relieve symptoms or if symptoms worsen.

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