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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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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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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 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

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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?

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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What to do if I have an allergic rhinitis, what medicine should I take?

What to do if I have an allergic rhinitis, what medicine should I take?

Target the cause: 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. Allergy shots are particularly helpful in many cases. Treatment (several routes exist for optimized combination therapy) and proper avoidance strategies depend on cause. ...Read more

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What medicines do I need to avoid taking if I suffer from allergic rhinitis?

What medicines do I need to avoid taking if I suffer from allergic rhinitis?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): The best medicines are antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec or allegra. Sudafed is also ok over the counter. Prescription nasal sprays like flonase, nasonexnasonex or patanase are fine too. But afrin has significant side effects and I don't recommend it to any patients. ...Read more

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Sir, I am suffering from allergic rhinitis for a long time. When I take medicines then the symptoms can be controlled. Prefer to me medicine?

Sir, I am suffering from allergic rhinitis for a long time. When I take medicines then the symptoms can be controlled. Prefer to me medicine?

Nasal saline: Allergic rhinitis can be controlled by several different classes of medicines allow or in combination. They are antihistamines, nasal steroids, leucotriene inhibitors, anticholinergics, decongestants, and oral steroids.
Non medications treatment include, allergic shots which can permanently reduce or relieve symptoms, and nasal saline. ...Read more

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How to get cured from allergic rhinitis with OTC drugs?

How to get cured from allergic rhinitis with OTC drugs?

What do you mean by: ... Cure? If you truly want to have it never come back, then none of the otc meds will do this. The otc medications available to treat allergic rhinitis are anti-histamines. They block the effects of histamine. Itching, swelling, redness, sneezing and pouring watery darainage. All work well for this, some more than others. They work better if you take them before the reaction starts. ...Read more

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My 2year old son has allergic rhinitis symptoms. What causes this and what medicine can I give?

My 2year old son has allergic rhinitis symptoms. What causes this and what medicine can I give?

Seasonal allergies: Allergic rhinitis usually is part of seasonal allergies, for 2 year old otc meds are not recommended although can be used, take him to pediatrician or allergy doctor, there are some prescriptional meds like singulair (montelukast) that can be used for it safely. ...Read more

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My life is mesirable I have severe asthma everyday and need to take drugs to feel ok I have allergic rhinitis?

My life is mesirable I have severe asthma everyday and need to take drugs to feel ok I have allergic rhinitis?

It is so difficult: I know how I felt at 20 with severe asthma. Try not to lose hope while you search around for the best solutions. Some may be beyond medicine - like relocating (i did better in warm places); reshaping your life, etc. Even thinking about all this can be difficult when breathing is hard. Hopefully, the meds do work - use them while you seek a better "place or life". A psychotherapist might help. ...Read more

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So allergic rhinitis is aggrivating my asthma horribly and making my lungs very hypersensitive. What is the best medicine for rhinitis/asthma?

So allergic rhinitis is aggrivating my asthma horribly and making my lungs very hypersensitive. What is the best medicine for rhinitis/asthma?

Treat both nose/lung: Using an antihistamine and a nasal corticosteroid spray for the nose. Using controller medications for lungs (ics spray, montelucast tablet and if severe an ics/laba combo inhaler) treatment before the allergic exposure works better. See your doctor so he can discuss these options with you. ...Read more

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What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria? List medicine, dosage, etc 5 mg Levocetrizine no effect history: allergic rhinitis

What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria? List medicine, dosage, etc 5 mg Levocetrizine no effect history: allergic rhinitis

Anthistamines: Antihistamines are main treatment for cholinergic urticaria, but sometimes must take more than normal dose. You can try twice daily dosing of cetrizine (10 mg twice a day) or twice daily dosing of fexofenadine (180 mg twice a day). If this regimen not working, I suggest seeing an allergist to further manage/evaluate. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter medicines/nasal sprays for swollen nasal passages and post nasal drip with bad cough due to non allergic rhinitis?

What is the best over the counter medicines/nasal sprays for swollen nasal passages and post nasal drip with bad cough due to non allergic rhinitis?

? Sinusitis: This can very well be untreated / partially treated rhinosinusitis, you need to be seen by an ENT / Allergy specialist, meanwhile, saline nasal washes, and OTC steroid nasal spray may help, read the labels carefully, best wishes ...Read more

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Me harry Allergic rhinitis with naso brochinal allergy 2 DNS optd on oct 2012 Using levocetrazine, montas tab, deuonase nasal Sperry, anti allergic medicine/ asthaline but no relife since 4 year. Always live with cough. Running nose. Chest congestion?

Me harry Allergic rhinitis with naso brochinal allergy 2 DNS optd on oct 2012 Using levocetrazine, montas tab, deuonase nasal Sperry, anti allergic medicine/ asthaline but no relife since 4 year. Always live with cough. Running nose. Chest congestion?

Need an allergist: You need to see a professional allergist/Immunologist to deal with all the atopic (allergic) problems you have, look up on the net for a specialist where you live, or register in HealthTap for a virtual consult with an allergist/Immunologist just for more detailed advice, goodluck ...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

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How to stop allergic rhinitis?

OTC Meds/Nsall Spray: You can treat allergy symptoms wth OTC allergy meds and/or steroid nasal drops available over the counter for symptom relief
And consult an allergist to get tested and desentisized if your symptoms are over long period and resistant to meds ...Read more

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How allergic rhinitis can be treated?

Antihistamines/CS's: Allergic rhinitis is typically treated with over the counter anti-histamines and prescription inhaled corticossteroid sprays. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get allergic rhinitis?

Do a lot of people get allergic rhinitis?

~30% of folks.: Around 30% of the general population and about 50% of people with chronic rhinitis. ...Read 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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What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

What are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

Nose runs, sneeze: Primarily it involves the nose - itch, run, sneeze, congestion. But often also involves eyes and neighboring palate, with an itch sensation that is hard to quell. More significant disease can trigger tiredness, fatigue, exhaustion, and lead to sinus infections, wheezing/asthma, ear infections, eustachian tube disfunction and lead to poor quality of life. This is where an allergist helps. ...Read more

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What are the different types of allergic rhinitis?

What are the different types of allergic rhinitis?

3 types: Perennial - year-round symptoms usually due to something in your home - house dust mites, animal danders, molds, cockroaches.
Seasonal - symptoms occurring only part of the year due to outdoor stuff - tree, grass or weed pollens & molds.
Intermittent - symptoms triggered by occasional exposure to things you are allergic to - typically someone else' pet when you visit their home. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like allergic rhinitis go away quickly?

Do symptoms like allergic rhinitis go away quickly?

Depends...: On the level of allergy and duration of exposure. If you're mildly allergic to dust mites and you have a brief pillow fight, you might sneeze for a few minutes. If you're highly allergic to cats and spend the weekend in a house with five cats, you might sneeze and have itchy, watery eyes for a few days. ...Read more

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Do most people have allergic rhinitis in the spring?

Do most people have allergic rhinitis in the spring?

Depends: The time of year that allergies affect you will depend on what you are allergic to, and were in the country you live. For my patients here in the midwest, the fall seems to be a huge challenge. That's when molds are at their worst, along with various weed pollens. In other regions, or for people with different allergies, the spring is the worst. It all depends. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of allergic rhinitis?

What are possible complications of allergic rhinitis?

Multiple conditions: Untreated allergic rhinitis and obstruction especially at night causes snoring, which when severe can lead to sleep apnea.Childhood mouth breathing causes orthodonture problems. Also allergic rhiinits leads to increased sinus and ear infections and possibly asthma. Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis affects the quality of life as it affects sleep, and quality of sleep, impairs daytime activiities. ...Read more

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Looked up allergic rhinitis but still unsure what it is.?

Looked up allergic rhinitis but still unsure what it is.?

Allergic Rhinitis: It is basically inflammation of the nasal passages due to the aeroallergens caused by indoor or outdoor pollens. Trees, grasses, weeds, mold, cats, dogs, dust mites, cockroaches, etc... Many treatment options. Allergy shots are best but topical medications can also be equally effective. See an allergist for testing. ...Read 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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I think I may have allergic rhinitis. What testing should be done?

I think I may have allergic rhinitis. What testing should be done?

Allergy testing: Allergy testing will help determine if you have allergic rhinitis, and if so, to what you are allergic. ...Read more

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I've got seasonal allergic rhinitis. Are there any problemes if I buy a dog?

I've got seasonal allergic rhinitis. Are there any problemes if I buy a dog?

There is no way: To know if you have allergies to animal dander based solely on the fact that you have seasonal allergies. You might want to be tested by an allergist before making the commitment of owning a pet. ...Read more

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Allergic rhinitis, do you know what good method to treat? Can you effect a radical cure?

Allergic rhinitis, do you know what good method to treat? Can you effect a radical cure?

No quick fix: There is no cure. However management consists of (a) identifying the allergens and avoid them if possible (b) medications- nasal steroid would be the best one to try (c) allergy shots if indicated. You may need to consult an allergist for your condition. ...Read more

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Is allergic rhinitis contagious?

Is allergic rhinitis contagious?

Allergy: Allergic rhinitis is not contagious. It is not an infectious disease, thus you cannot transmit or be infected by allergies. ...Read more

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What is the cure for allergic rhinitis?

Antihistamines: And avoiding the allergen causing the rhinitis. .. ...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