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Allergic rhinitis

Causes

Allergic rhinitis is caused by an allergic reaction to an allergen, such as pollen, dust and certain animals.

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

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

You can ease symptoms of allergic rhinitis with antihistamines and rinsing your nose with salt water. A GP can prescribe a steroid nasal spray.

Allergic rhinitis is where an allergy to something like pollen, dust or mould irritates your nose and causes cold-like symptoms.

Page last reviewed: 29/04/2019
Next review due: 29/04/2022