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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?

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?

Were you tested?: If you were allergy treated and your test was negative, this is correct. Some individuals have nasal congestion from dust mites and pets but no other symptoms. If you have not seen an allergist, do so now. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

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


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How does allergic rhinitis cause fatigue and tiredness?

How does allergic rhinitis cause fatigue and tiredness?

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 more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Allergic rhinitis (Tip)

Daily saline nasal washes, regular visits to your doctor/allergist, controlling indoor environement. ...See more

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Is running nose a symptom of allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis?

Is running nose a symptom of allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis?

Usually: Usually, allergic rhinitis, but can also be from chronic sinusitis, the latter also associated with headaches around the affected sinuses. ...Read more

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Allergic rhinitis (Tip)

Allergy shots are a great help for severe sufferers, especially if allergies also trigger asthma. ...See more

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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

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

Barometric pressure : It is likely the changes in barometric (air pressure) is affecting you. Talk with your physician about prescription nasal sprays that can keep open your nose and make you less likely to have problems with barometric changes. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Allergic rhinitis (Tip)

Make a list of the triggers you know of, seasonality if present ;what otcs you tried and didn't work. ...See more

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What are the tests for allergic rhinitis?

What are the tests for allergic rhinitis?

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 more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes allergic rhinitis?

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

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Allergic rhinitis (Tip)

Breakfast in bed reduces allergy by equalizing body temperature. ...See more

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What is an immunotherapy that is used to treat allergic rhinitis, and please advice me what it entails/involves, ie; any medications?

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

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I'm being treated for allergic rhinitis. Should the shots make me feel like I have the flu?

I'm being treated for allergic rhinitis. Should the shots make me feel like I have the flu?

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

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
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Allergic rhinitis (Tip)

Use air filter small enough to remove smoke particles & mites in your bedroom, other oft-used rooms. ...See more

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Are there different options for treating allergic rhinitis?

Absolutely: Oral medications, nasal sprays, allergy shots.... And of course, avoidance. ...Read more

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Treatment of allergic rhinitis?

Treatment of allergic rhinitis?

3 levels: 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

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Allergic rhinitis (Tip)

Do I need to se an allergist? What antihistamine can I take? Should I use a steroid nasal spray? ...See more

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I need help with cheap treatments. I have allergic rhinitis?

I need help with cheap treatments. I have allergic rhinitis?

Use the web: Almost all brand-name drugs off copay reduction coupons. Go to (name-of-your-drug). Com to see if they have a downloadable coupon you can take to the drug store. ...Read more

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How to cure allergic rhinitis? How to prevent cough?

How to cure allergic rhinitis? How to prevent cough?

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

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How to get rid of allergic rhinitis?

Allergy treatments: Typical treatment for allergic rhinitis include avoidance of allergic triggers, oral antihistamines, leukotriene modifying drugs, nasal steroids, nasal antihistamines and allergy shots. ...Read more

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If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis.?no runny nose and itchiness

If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis.?no runny nose and itchiness

Nasal congestion.: You can have allergic rhinitis without symptoms of runny nose or sneezing, itchy nose. You may only notice the congestion. Not all the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis may be present. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis cause frontal sinus pain? No discolored mucus just clear runny nose

Can allergic rhinitis cause frontal sinus pain? No discolored mucus just clear runny nose

Sinusitis can...: Perhaps, but it is still likely due to an occlusion of drainage of the sinus. Most sinusitis is not a bacterial infection without signs such as discolored nasal mucous, increasing sinus pain, possibly fever, and usually has been going on for at least a week. Sinusitis can still occur from allergies or viral infections, and can present with clear mucus. Try afrin nasal, decongestants. ...Read more

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Don't have a runny nose or constantly sneezing how can I have allergic rhinitis only thing I have is a swollen turbinate & irritated middle septum?

Don't have a runny nose or constantly sneezing how can I have allergic rhinitis only thing I have is a swollen turbinate & irritated middle septum?

Possible: You don't need runny nose for diagnosing Allergic Rhinitis, esp if you have swollen nasal turbinates ancnad congestion which is the main criterion for its diagnosis. Let your doctor see u in follow up after using meds as prescribed. ...Read more

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Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? Cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? Cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more

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Do you have to have runny nose, sneezing etc to have allergic rhinitis I don't have either except for a swollen turbinate & clear fluid in ears.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Do you have to have runny nose, sneezing etc to have allergic rhinitis I don't have either except for a swollen turbinate & clear fluid in ears.

Rhinitis: Runny nose, sneezing/congestion are the cardinal symptoms of rhinitis, whether allergic or non-allergic. Swollen turbinates and clear fluid in ear (middle ears), are rather signs of inflamed nasal passages affecting middle ears drainage, yes you can have them without the classic symptoms in acute conditions, if long-standing, better see an ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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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?

Were you tested?: If you were allergy treated and your test was negative, this is correct. Some individuals have nasal congestion from dust mites and pets but no other symptoms. If you have not seen an allergist, do so now. ...Read more

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About allergic rhinitis?

About allergic rhinitis?

What?: This is inflammation of the tissues of the lining of the nasal passages induced by infiltration by immune modulating cells as a result of "allergic" reactions to a foreign chemical antigen. It results in tissue swelling, fluid production, itching, redness and general misery with congestion, coughing and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Allergic rhinitis course?

Allergic rhinitis course?

lifetime: It waxes and wanes with the seasons but returns annually forever. Claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, and Allegra are your best choices during the day; Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night;; Pseudoephedrine combos when it's really bad. ...Read more

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What causes allergic rhinitis?

What causes allergic rhinitis?

Allergic sensitivity: Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite; and even some indoor sensitizers like cockroach, mouse or fungi. The body makes "allergic antibody", or IgE, against the allergen. When inhaled/deposited on the mucosa, immune cells in the nose become activated causing the typical constellation of symptoms. ...Read more