What are the facial features characteristic of allergic rhinitis (hay fever)?

Updated: May 18, 2018
  • Author: Javed Sheikh, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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"Allergic shiners" are dark circles around the eyes and are related to vasodilation or nasal congestion. [1, 44]

"Nasal crease" is a horizontal crease across the lower half of the bridge of the nose that is caused by repeated upward rubbing of the tip of the nose by the palm of the hand (ie, the "allergic salute"). [1, 44]


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