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Dr said i ve non-allergic rhinitis, i ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
Inflammation...: Inflammation is the cause of allergic rhinitis and many other medical problems. One of the effects of this is to cause fatigue. Rhinitis can also cause breathing and thus sleep problems which can cause fatigue in that way. So treating the rhinitis can help in several ways. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
chronic allergic rhinitis for last 8 years.
Please give me some suggestion to cure this recurrent rhinorrhoea?
Hi doctor I am diagnosed with allergic rhinitis. May I know why my nose will become stuffy when it's about to rain or when the climate changes? Thanks
Skin or blood: Skin testing involves placing drops of extracts of pollen, animal dander, mold, dust mite & food on your arms or back. If allergic a small hive appears within 20 minutes. An alternative is rast, a blood test that detects the same allergy antibodies found with skin testing. Sometimes one test is needed to confirm the results of the other. Provocation tests are used in cases of "local" allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reaction to antigen: Allergic rhinitis is an irritation reaction in the nose which results from exposure to allergens. It shows as runny nose, congestion, facial pain, and can also have itchy eyes as well. This can be treated with nasal sprays or oral medications as well as allergy immunotherapy. See an ENT or allergist for this problem. ...Read more
What is an immunotherapy that is used to treat allergic rhinitis, and please advice me what it entails/involves, ie; any medications?
Allergy shots: Allergy shots help patients have fewer allergic symptoms and use fewer medications. Relevant allergens are diluted and then given weekly in increasing doses until maintenance level is reached- usually within 3-6 months, but maybe longer. Then the interval between shots is increased to every 2-4 weeks. Pt remains on this dose for usually 3-5 years, but this too is variable. Go see an allergist. ...Read more
Rhinitis: The shots can make you feel tired, fatigued, itchy, etc... But typically feeling like you have a "cold" isn't a side effect. Maybe you really do have a "cold". ...Read more
1. Avoidance — if it is possible to limit exposure to what you are allergic to that is the place to start -> works best for animals and dust.
2. Medical — antihistamines (benadryl, allegra, Claritin are common ones), intranasal steroids (flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) or similar) and variations of these
3. Immunotherapy — "allergy shots" or similar. ...Read more
See an allergist: The best treatment for allergic rhinitis is allergy shots. You need an evaluation by an allergist or ENT allergist. We have several medications that can help. Shots or sublingual drops can have a significant and long term effect on the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Cough is not a disease, it is a symptom, and can also be evaluated by the same docs. ...Read more