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Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

The little red runny nose…

Allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy) is not an easy disorder to live with. Though it may sound very benign to a non-sufferer, only the patient knows how nagging this condition is. Imagine a sudden episode of constant sneezing in the middle of (or just before the start of) an important meeting or assignment. It simply does not allow concentration to be focused on anything at all sometimes.

Allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy) can include any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Repetitive Sneezing
  • Runny nose (rhinorrhoea)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy nose, ear, throat, eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Post-nasal discharge

Chronic cases of allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy) may develop additional symptoms like:

  • Cough (due to the post nasal discharge)
  • Sinus headaches
  • Blocked ears
  • Nasal polyps
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Injected sclerae (redness of the white part of eyes)
Allergic Rhinitis