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Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis tends to run in families and so your child is more likely to have it, if a parent or a sibling also suffers from allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is usually triggered by an allergy to something in the environment eg. House dust mites, pets, mould or grass. In some cases, no allergen is identified, but symptoms are still present.

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 This article has been written by Paediatrician and Pulmonologist, Dr Salome Abbott (MBBCh (Wits), FCPaed(SA), MMed(Paed), DipAllerg(SA), Dip Paed Resp Med (Europe), Cert Paed Pulmonology(SA))

Dr Abbott currently has a private practice at Vincent Pallotti and Kingsbury Hospitals in Cape Town. The focus of her practice is treating children with respiratory diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and other chronic lung problems. Tel: 021 506 5228 or for full contact details please CLICK HERE