Rhinitis is a common disorder that manifests itself as inflammation of the nasal mucosa. It can be caused by a variety of factors such as allergies, viral infection, exposure to chemicals, environmental irritants and more.
In this article we will look at the symptoms, causes and treatment options for rhinitis, including hypertrophic rhinitis.
What are the symptoms of rhinitis?
The symptoms of rhinitis can vary from person to person, but the most common include
- Nasal discharge
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy nose and/or eyes
- Loss of smell or taste
- These symptoms can range from mild to severe and can be chronic or episodic.
What causes rhinitis?
Rhinitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including
- Seasonal allergies
- Viral infection
- Environmental irritants such as cigarette smoke, pollution, chemicals
- Reaction to drugs
- Occupational allergic rhinitis caused by chemicals in the workplace
How to get rid of rhinitis?
Treatment of rhinitis will depend on the underlying cause. Common treatment options include:
- Antihistamines to reduce allergic reactions
- Decongestants to relieve nasal congestion
- Nasal corticosteroids to reduce inflammation of the nasal mucosa
- Leukotriene receptor antagonists to reduce inflammation and nasal congestion
- Allergenic immunotherapy for people with severe allergies
How to treat hypertrophic rhinitis?
Treatment options for hypertrophic rhinitis include:
- Decongestant drugs
- Nasal corticosteroids
- Surgery to reduce the size of the nasal mucosa
It is important to consult a doctor if you suffer from hypertrophic rhinitis to determine the best treatment option for you.
Rhinitis is a common condition that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Treatment options depend on the underlying cause, but may include medication, therapies and, in some cases, surgery. If you are suffering from symptoms of rhinitis, consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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