Blocked nose, Excessive sneezing and Runny nose

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergen, such as pollen, dust, mould or certain animal danders.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Watery eyes
  • Blocked nose
  • Excessive sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes

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Cold

A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Excessive sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Blocked nose
  • Difficult or painful swallowing

More information on Cold is available here.

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Hay fever

Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five people at some point in their life.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Blocked nose
  • Excessive sneezing
  • Itchy eyes

More information on Hay fever is available here.

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Inflammation of the nose

If you have rhinitis, the inside of your nose will become inflamed, causing symptoms such as a build-up of mucus in the nasal cavities and a blocked or runny nose.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Loss or reduced sense of smell
  • Blocked nose
  • Excessive sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Mucus in the throat

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Measles

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • White spots inside cheeks
  • Skin rash
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • High temperature

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