Allergic rhinitis appears acutely and rapidly on exposure to allergens.

Also called pollen allergy: pollinosis, seasonal rhinitis, spring rhinitis.

When accompanied by conjunctivitis, the condition is known as seasonal or spring rhinoconjunctivitis, or cat or dog hair rhinoconjunctivitis.


  • trees: birch, hazelnut
  • grasses: timothy
  • cereals: rye
  • herbaceous: mugwort, ragweed

Animal hair

  • cat
  • dog

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis

Itchy nose, sneezing, discharge, secretions, blocked nose.

Pollen allergy starts at the end of January and usually lasts until the end of June or even the end of October, which represents more than 6 months of symptoms per year.

Treatment of allergic rhinitis

Preferably a local treatment, if necessary in tablet form.

If possible, avoid allergens.

To heal and avoid aggravation, consider desensitization.

Dr Nicolas ROUX


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