Both forms of allergic rhinitis present with:
- Repeated sneezing
- A blocked nose with a watery nasal discharge
- Red, swollen eyes (allergic conjunctivitis)
Seasonal rhinitis also has itching of the nose, eyes, ears and soft palate. Itching is uncommon in persistent rhinitis.
Children with persistent allergic rhinitis usually have a pale face with blue colouration of the lower eyelids. Due to upward rubbing of the nose they often have a crease at the base of the nose.