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How to determine if sinus or atrophic rhinitis?

How to determine if sinus  or atrophic rhinitis?

Exam and history: Your primary physician or allergist can help with this. Part of it depends on the appearance of the lining of the nose, along with a detailed description of your symptoms. Response to treamtent is another clue - atrophic rhinitis responds best to ipratroprium spray, whereas sinus inflammation is best treated with steroid sprays. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Is there any permanent cure for atrophic rhinitis disease? I am atrophic rhinitis patient.I lost my smelling sensation completely. Can i get back my smell sensation?

With : With newer operative techniques and knowledge about atrophic rhinitis, we see it much less frequently. I have not heard that loss of smell was a prominent feature, unless the loss is due to the reason you got surgery in your nose (assuming that you had surgery) in the first place. Many things have been tried to decrease the symptoms (main symptom being poor breathing through the nose). A new technique is to implant a "filler" under the lining of the septum to bulk it up. I would be careful when trying new techniques, they may help the symptoms but will likely not be curative. ...Read more

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How to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis symptoms?

How to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis symptoms?

Possible: The cause if an upper respiratory infection(sinus / ear) .. Can be transmitted either from child to patent or vice versa... To determine if bacterial infection vs rhinitis.. Length of time, bloody nasal discharge, tender sinuses, headache and even fever are taken into account.., . ...Read more

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What can be done to determine if sinus infection or atrophic rhinitis?

Sinusitis: Generally sinusitis will present with colored mucous and or pressure over sinus areas some with fever. ...Read more

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When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose. So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose.  So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

Moms would like that: Don't think so. I think that in order to take down the bad guys you are forced to sit on the carpet or the sofa for long periods of time with exposure to house dust mites or pet dander. You more likely have perennial allergic rhinitis to house dust mites, dog dander or cat dander. ...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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I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean i still ve rhinitis?

I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean i still ve rhinitis?

Rhinitis: Many different types of sinus disease. Sounds like you need to increase the humidity in your home and bedroom. Would also consider using salt water washes and nasal saline spray up to four times per day. ...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 turbinates & 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 turbinates & 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