While the symptoms might feel the same – blocked, runny nose, sneezing, reduced sense of smell and nasal irritation - the causes of allergic and persistent (also called non-allergic) rhinitis are very different.
We have just passed the autumn equinox, where there the days start to rapidly shorten. This is a sure sign that winter is coming. Whilst this time of year can be a good excuse to be less active and enjoy indoor activities with friends and family, or be more active if you are into your winter sports, the colder weather can cause problems with our lungs and airways. How can you protect yourself and prevent any regular symptoms worsening?