A 38-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
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Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
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.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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