Allergic rhinitis is a symptom complex that consists of paroxysms of sneezing; itching of the eyes, nose, and palate; rhinorrhea; and nasal obstruction. It is often associated with post-nasal drip, cough, irritability, and fatigue. This patient clearly has allergic rhinitis; however, this is not a cause of her wheezing and shortness of breath.
Goldman: Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 21st ed.; Chapter 274 - Allergic Rhinitis Richard D. deShazo, pp 1445. 2000, W.B. Saunders Company
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