Allergic rhinitis typically causes cold‐like symptoms, such as a runny nose, itchiness, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. Allergic rhinitis is not caused by a virus.


Allergic rhinitis is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust, mould, or flakes of skin from certain animals.


Allergic rhinitis or cold? Allergic rhinitis



Symptoms can begin immediately after exposure to the allergen.

Symptoms take a few days to appear after infection with the virus.


Runny nose with thin, watery discharge; no fever

Runny nose with watery or thick yellow discharge; body aches; low‐grade fever


Symptoms last as long as you are exposed to the allergen

3‐7 days


How to manage allergic rhinitis?

It's best to limit your exposure to substances that cause your allergic rhinitis as much as possible. It's not possible to completely avoid allergens, but you can take steps to reduce exposure to a particular allergen you know or suspect is triggering your allergic rhinitis in order to reduce your symptoms.

Some of the medications for allergic rhinitis include:

  • orticosteroids (nasal or oral)
  • Antihistamines (nasal or oral)
  • Decongestants (nasal or oral)
  • Leukotriene modifier 

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