Rhinitis, allergic - Symptoms 

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis 

Allergic rhinitis often causes cold-like symptoms, such as sneezing, itchiness and a blocked or runny nose.

The symptoms usually begin soon after exposure to an allergen.

Some people only experience allergic rhinitis for a few months at a time because the allergens they are sensitive to, such as tree or grass pollen, are only produced at certain times of the year. Other people experience the condition all year round because they are sensitive to non-seasonal allergens, such as animal fur.

Most people with allergic rhinitis have mild symptoms that can be easily and effectively treated. However, for some, symptoms can be severe and persistent, causing sleep problems and interfering with everyday life.

Read more about treating allergic rhinitis.

Page last reviewed: 02/05/2012

Next review due: 02/05/2014

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