What Is Rhinitis?

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If you have Rhinitis, you have an irritation and inflammation of your mucous membrane inside your nose. Your inflammation is most likely due to allergens and is called allergic rhinitis. There is also non-alleric rhinitis. Both types of rhinitis exhibit similar symptoms.

Common Symptoms of Rhinitis

  1. Stuffy nose
  2. Runny nose
  3. Sneezing
  4. Post-nasal drip

If you’re suffering from allergic rhinitis your body’s immune system is identifying a harmless substance as an intruder. These “intruders” are allergens and they trigger your immune system to fight them off by releasing histamine and causing your rhinitis symptoms.

Complications Related to Rhinitis

  1. Sinusitis
  2. Eustachian tube dysfunction
  3. Chronic ear infections
  4. Obstructive sleep apnea
  5. Anosmia (loss of ability to smell)
  6. Asthma

For patients who suffer from non-allergic rhinitis they suffer from year-round symptoms of rhinitis such as runny nose and nasal congestion. In this situation, the immune system is not involved.

Common Triggers of Rhinitis

  1. Wood-burning stoves and fireplaces
  2. Cleaning agents
  3. Hormone changes
  4. Scented products such as candles and perfumes
  5. Chemicals or fabrics that cause you to sneeze
  6. Medicines you may be taking
  7. Illegal drug usage
  8. Spicy foods
  9. Alcoholic beverages
  10. Change in weather

If you suffer from chronic rhinitis, contact New York Sinusitis Treatment. Dr. Greg Levitin offers effective diagnosis and treatment for your chronic rhinitis. Clarifix if one treatment option that involves cryotherapy to reduce your effects of inflammation and provide you with long lasting and effective relief. Book your appointment with us today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Gregory Levitin, New York Sinusitis Treatment

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