• Allergic Rhinitis Risk Factors

Risk Factors

There is strong genetic predisposition to allergic rhinitis. One parent with a history of allergic rhinitis has about a 30% chance of producing offspring with the disorder; the risk increases to 50% if both parents have a history of allergies.

Also, residing in cold environment, high humidity, exposure to certain chemicals, cigarette smoking and fumes are the other risk factors responsible for this disease.