What is the difference between infectious rhinitis and allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis in children is usually caused by exposure to allergens and the main symptoms are a clear, itchy, stuffy nose and sneezing. Infectious rhinitis, on the other hand, is mainly caused by viral infections, with symptoms ranging from a runny nose in the early stages to a yellow nose in the later stages, often accompanied by fever and general malaise. Moreover, allergic rhinitis usually lasts longer, while infectious rhinitis usually lasts 7 to 10 days.

Support Us


Share your experience, or seek help from fellow patients.

Other Languages

English Deutsch Français Español Português 日本語 Русский Bahasa Indonesia