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My husband has allergic rhinitins. Please tell me what should he do to get rid of it ?

My husband has allergic rhinitins. Please tell me what should he do to get rid of it ?

Test and treat: Find out what are his allergens by a blood or skin test. Then, you may be able to reduce exposure with this knowledge. See your ENT or general allergist to select medications for allergy. For some, allergy shots may be a great option to make him less allergic naturally. ...Read more

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Can you die from rhinitis?

Can you die from rhinitis?

Not likely: Rhinits is inflammation of the nose. We all get rhinits any time we get a cold and hardly any one dies from it. ...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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What is a gustatory rhinitis?

What is a gustatory rhinitis?

Food related: Gustatory rhinitis is typically clear runny nose after eating. Frequently, the food is hot and spicy but not always. There is a specific nasal spray that can be helpful. To read a little more about gustatory rhinitis, see my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/11/does-your-nose-run-like-a-faucet-when-you-eat/. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get rhinitis?

Do a lot of people get rhinitis?

Yes: It is allergic rhinitis effects approximately 20% of the population. It has been estimated that the cost of prescription medications to treat it exceeds six billion dollars per year in the United States. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure rhinitis?

Sometimes: Allergy shots may modify the immune system sufficiently to eliminate the nasal problem after several years of treatment (although the improvement may be noted as early as 3 months after the treatment has been started) when the rhinitis is caused by allergies. This is probably as close to a cure one may get. For vasomotor rhinitis, there is no cure. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on treating rhinitis?

What's your opinion on treating rhinitis?

Avoid allergens: Assume that you mean chronic rhinitis.Acute rhinitis is usually a "cold" most often caused by rhinoviruses and are self-limited-they will clear without anything more than an over the counter decongestant like pseudophedrine .To treat chronic you must address allergies: change air filters in heating/cooling system often, avoid dust, smoke, pollens and pets may be a cause as well. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting rhinitis?

Yes: Allergic rhinitis is more likely to be found in people with a family history of allergy. If one parent is allergic, there is an approximately 30 % chance that the child has an allergic disease. When both parents have allergies, the chance that the child will have allergies increases to more than 60%'. ...Read more

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