What is Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is inflammation or swelling of the lining of the nose.

It may be intermittent or seasonal, or it may persist throughout the year. It results in nose symptoms such as a blocked, sneezy, runny and itchy nose. In severe cases it causes snoring, frequent ear infections, poor sleep and may interfere with daily activities.


 This article has been written by Paediatrician and Pulmonologist, Dr Salome Abbott (MBBCh (Wits), FCPaed(SA), MMed(Paed), DipAllerg(SA), Dip Paed Resp Med (Europe), Cert Paed Pulmonology(SA))

Dr Abbott currently has a private practice at Vincent Pallotti and Kingsbury Hospitals in Cape Town. The focus of her practice is treating children with respiratory diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and other chronic lung problems. Tel: 021 506 5228 or for full contact details please CLICK HERE