Inflammation of the inside of your nose that causes congestion and the production of excess mucus is called rhinitis.
There are many types of both non-allergic and allergic rhinitis.
A virus or bacteria can cause non-allergic rhinitis. The common cold is an example of viral rhinitis. Expose to harsh chemicals, spicy foods or weather changes and even stress can also cause this condition.
In allergic rhinitis the inflammation in your nose is caused by an allergic reaction to things like pollen, dust, mould or animal fur. Hay fever is seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Symptoms of both non-allergic and allergic rhinitis may include:
- Runny and blocked nose
- Itching, watery eyes
Symptoms can often be persistent causing sleep problems and impact on daily activities.