About Rhinitis: Symptoms and Complications
Hay fever is so common that almost everyone recognizes the basic symptoms: runny nose, sneezing, itching and congestion. Other symptoms of this seasonal form of allergic rhinitis can also include tearing of the eyes, coughing, and headache.
You can usually tell hay fever from perennial rhinitis by the fact that it appears regularly at the same time each year. Another difference is that, while hay fever often causes red eyes, perennial rhinitis tends to leave the eyes alone. It can also cause minor blockage of the ears, particularly in children.