A 45-year-old female asked:
what r the possible causes of chronic inferior and middle turbinate swelling? if one has no allergies detected on skin test and r healthy otherwise
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Ostro answered
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rhinitis: About 20% of people develop rhinitis. Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose due to overactivity of t cells in the nose. Mild irritants will increase symptoms, i.e., irritant rhinitis. In 80% of rhinitis cases there is allergic antibody production so there is an also allergic component. In the other 20% of cases no allergic antibodies are produced and symptoms are only aggravated by mild irritants.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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