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

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Allergic rhinitis.

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Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection that affects babies and young children under a year old.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Blocked nose

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bronchiolitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

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

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Cold.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Croup

Croup is a childhood condition that affects the windpipe (trachea), the airways to the lungs (the bronchi) and the voice box (larynx).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Barking cough
  • Blocked nose
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Croup.

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Fifth Disease

Slapped cheek syndrome (also known as “fifth disease”) is a type of viral infection that is most common in children, although it can affect anyone of any age.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Skin rash
  • High temperature
  • Blocked nose
  • Skin rash on cheeks and nose
  • Runny nose

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Fifth Disease.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

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

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Hay fever.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

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

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Inflammation of the nose.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

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

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Measles.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Roseola

Roseola is a common, usually mild, viral infection that affects babies and toddlers.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Blocked nose
  • Skin rash

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Roseola.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Strong episodes of coughing
  • High temperature
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Dry cough

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Whooping cough.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.