since a week or more, the nose and cough issues have risen a bit in Mumbai. each time someone blows nose in, doesnt mean that its allergy. commonly most kids and adults get nose cough issues following viral fever. such viral cough cold often comes with fever at onset and cold is in the form of runny nose white or thin but not as thin as allergic rhinitis. though there is little sneezing and throat discomfort, its much less than seen in allergic rhinitis. Often viral fevers are associated with little change in speech or voice, either it becomes nasal.. or it becomes hoarse. whatever it is... all settles in a week or so unless complicated.
Allergic rhinitis is almost opposite entity.. sneezing and itching in nose or throat is almost always there in allergic rhinitis. runny nose can be thinnner and more continuous but at fixed time slots or on exposure to allergic item. this is not contagious. So if someone is continuously sneezing, practically he is not suffering from infection.
the treatment differs..
Often allergic rhinitis can be associated with chest tightness/breathlessness or stuffy chest called asthma or asthma like diseases.