Symptoms and causes

What is it?

If, besides nasal symptoms (see allergic rhinitis), there is also pronounced eye discomfort, we refer to allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.


The most important symptoms include:

  • runny, congested and/or itching nose
  • sneezing bouts
  • tearing, itchy eyes.

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Diagnosis and treatment


  • antihistamines: medication that suppresses allergic reactions
  • nasal rinses with a physiological solution
  • nasal spray
  • eye drops
  • immunotherapy

Treatment centres and specialisations


Latest publication date: 21/01/2021
Supervising author: Dr Degraeuwe Jelle