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Allergic rhinitis


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Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include sneezing, itchiness and a blocked or runny nose.

Common causes of allergic rhinitis include hay fever and allergies to mould, house dust mites and animals.

You can usually treat allergic rhinitis with medicines such as antihistamines and decongestant nasal sprays. You can get these from a pharmacy.

If pharmacy medicines do not help, a GP can prescribe different types of antihistamines or nasal sprays to ease symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

You can help reduce allergic rhinitis symptoms by trying to avoid the things you're allergic to.

Allergic rhinitis is where your nose gets irritated by something you're allergic to, such as pollen, causing sneezing and other symptoms.

Page last reviewed: 30/05/2022
Next review due: 30/05/2025