For those with a chronic runny nose, even simply walking can be challenging, so forget about participating in sports. How can you run around if you can barely breathe?
But life does not have to be this way. If you suffer from chronic rhinitis, Dr. Levitin can help.
Chronic Rhinitis Facts, Symptoms and Causes
Chronic rhinitis is characterized by a persistently inflamed and swollen nose inner lining. The condition can be very annoying, uncomfortable and long-lasting (four or more consecutive weeks). It is not the same as acute rhinitis, which only lasts up to four weeks.
Symptoms of chronic rhinitis may include a runny nose, sneezing, post-nasal drip, congestion, itchy nose, eyes and throat, headaches and a constant cough. In addition, these symptoms often make day-to-day life more challenging.
The cause? Abnormal posterior nasal nerve impulses may induce persistent inflammation and excessive mucus production. This nerve contains mucus-secreting glands that send your brain erroneous messages when they are overactive. Thus, your body behaves like you are ill, resulting in never-ending chronic sinusitis symptoms.
Chronic Rhinitis Triggers
Chronic rhinitis is usually triggered by allergies (hay fever), although other potential causes include medications, smoking, air irritants, pregnancy, stress and health conditions including asthma or chronic sinusitis. A doctor can perform an allergen-specific immunoglobulin E antibody test to determine if your runny nose symptoms are due to an allergy.
If over-the-counter decongestants or antihistamines do not relieve your nasal congestion, you should contact Dr. Levitin. And if you develop a fever or facial or nasal pain, you must seek medical attention because it could indicate a sinus infection or other serious illness that demands treatment.
RhinAer® Treatment for all Chronic Rhinitis Symptoms
We offer RhinAer® at New York Sinusitis Treatment, an alternative treatment to improve all chronic rhinitis and sinusitis symptoms. It is a device that delivers temperature-controlled radiofrequency energy to the lining of your nose, allowing us to fine-tune the function of your malfunctioning posterior nasal nerve. As such, the treatment reduces the mucus you produce in your nose.
RhinAer is a simple, non-invasive and in-office procedure with zero downtime. Dr. Levitin inserts a short, flexible tube through a nostril to deliver low electrical energy dosages to the nerve. No cuts or incisions are made, and little to no discomfort is felt during and after the procedure.
Therefore, RhinAer is an excellent surgery-free option for chronic rhinitis sufferers that cannot find relief by any other means. Furthermore, clinical studies show it improves symptoms in over 90% of patients. Begin your journey to long-term wellness by scheduling a consultation with us immediately.