Allergic rhinitis can be caused by many different triggers, some of which may be seasonal (such as hay fever) and some of which will be present year round. Symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose or a blocked nose.

Allergic rhinitis diagnosis and treatment at Spire Portsmouth Hospital   Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include sneezing, a runny nose or a blocked nose.


Patients with allergic rhinitis may have symptoms present all year or they may find that their symptoms only occur at certain times of the year. Whichever it may be, information such as this can help consultants to identify the possible causes of the allergic rhinitis.

Allergy tests can be done to ascertain which allergens are causing the problem regardless of whether or not the symptoms are seasonal. If symptoms are not seasonal, a greater range of allergens will be tested for, in tests such as skin prick tests. Our consultants will undertake a range of investigations to form a diagnosis and then base their treatment on their findings.