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Are allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Are allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Usually: Although many people with allergic rhinitis only have symptoms during the peak pollen seasons depending on what they are allergic to. ...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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Is non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Is non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Yes and no: It can be, but often times it is not. ...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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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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What is vasomotor rhinitis?

What is vasomotor rhinitis?

Anything else: Allergic rhinitis is rhinitis symptoms (congestion, runny nose, sneezing, postnasal drainage) from allergens (plant pollen, mold spores, dust mites). Vasomotor rhinitis is usually caused by irritants: strong smells, smoke, dust, changes in temperature and humidity, hot or spicy food, among others. ...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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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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Non allergic nasal drip chronic. What is best treatment?

Non allergic nasal drip chronic.  What is best treatment?

First generation: Antihistamines are effective due to their anticholinergic (drying) effect. The most popular is diphenhydramine. Unfortunately these medications are poorly tolerated due to their side effect of lethargy. Another class of medications you can try are topical nasal antihistamines. Azelastine has been shown in clinical trials to be effective for non-allergic rhinitis. This must be prescribed. ...Read more

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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Very swollen (obstructive), red turbinates most of the time.wut does this mean?allergic rhinitis?or non allergic rhinitis? or chronic sinusitis?

It means chronic: Rhinitis, whether allergic or not, allergist evaluation and probably allergy testing would tell, sinusitis can accompany Rhinitis but again, physician evaluation and probably imaging studies would confirm the diagnosis, goodluck ...Read more

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Is non-allergic rhinitis a chronic condition?

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It usually is: Unless the problem is caused by medication, thyroid disease, hormonal changes(pregnancy ), or aspirin-sensitivity. Then one would expect the problem to resolve once the underlying condition has been treated. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers cause non allergic rhinitis ?

Can beta blockers cause non allergic rhinitis ?

No: Not a known side effect of beta blockers, some forms as bisoprolol might cause minor URI symptoms. Some alpha, not beta, blockers can cause rhinitis rather ...Read more

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Can cronic non allergy post nasal drip be cured?

Can cronic non allergy post nasal drip be cured?

Could be sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis is a silent disease and can cause post nasal drip, if it is the condition, antibiotics and anti inflammatory meds would be the answer, see you primary physician who might treat you or refer you. ...Read more

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What is rhinitis allergy?

Nasal Inflammation: Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose. It is most frequently caused by allergies to pollen, dust mites, cat dander etc. Thus allergic rhinitis. It is usually treated with over the counter anti-histamines or prescription inhaled corticosteroid sprays. ...Read more

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What is irritant rhinitis?

Non-allergic: 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. ...Read more

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Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the symptoms with otc medications but this is likely to be only marginally beneficial. ...Read more

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Can non allergic rhinitis also turned into asthma ?

Can non allergic rhinitis also turned into asthma ?

No but: Usually not. But people suffering from NSAID intolerance can develop nasal and sinus symptoms first before going into full-blow asthma. ...Read more

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Is nasal allergy or nasal rhinitis has connection to a food allergy?

Is nasal allergy or nasal rhinitis has connection to a food allergy?

Maybe: Could be food allergies or intolerances (notice how long after you eat a suspect food this starts), but more likely inhalant allergy or reaction to pollution or smoke. Cleaning up your diet with fresh veggies, fruits, fiber can help, avoiding the "whites" refined sugar, flour, etc and chemicals found in diet foods. Powdered (not tablet) vit c (3000 mg) helps symptoms, butterbur, quercetin, too. ...Read more

Vasomotor (Definition)

Causing or regulating dilation or constriction ...Read more