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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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Should hormonal factors, like thyroid function, be considered in cases of non allergic rhinitis?

Should hormonal factors, like thyroid function, be considered in cases of non allergic rhinitis?

NonAllergicRhinitis: Comprehensive medical history and physical exam is often sufficient. A long list of things are implicated in nonallergic rhinitis, hormonal being one. If presentation suggests hypothyroidism, appropriate labs should be performed. Tests to rule out systemic causes that may mimic rhinitis such as immunologic conditions (e.g. Sarcoidosis, wegners) may be indicated as suggested by clinical presentatio. ...Read more

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What is harmonal rhinitis?, is it due decline/or increase in female harmones?

Hormonal rhinitis: This is a type of rhinitis more prevalent in women that fluctuates during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. The hormones estrogen and Progesterone tend to cause the nasal congestion and runny nose. ...Read more

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I read about how hormonal changes can cause rhinitis. I've had rhinitis almost permanently for over two years now. Could contraceptives be the reason?

I read about how hormonal changes can cause rhinitis. I've had rhinitis almost permanently for over two years now. Could contraceptives be the reason?

rhintis medications: Runny nose apart from allergies can be caused by medications including oral contraceptives. Before giving them up make sure no other reason esp overuse of nasal sprays over the countrr. ...Read more

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I heard that hormonal changes can lead to rhinitis with nasal congestion in women.Pls can u advice;changes of which female harmones can lead to this?

I heard that hormonal changes can lead to rhinitis with nasal congestion in women.Pls can u advice;changes of which female harmones can lead to this?

No: Although we know that changes of hormones are associated with changes of allergic sensitivities, these are highly variable among women. For example, in pregnant women with allergic rhinitis, we know that about one third of them will see their allergies get worse during pregnancy, a third will stay the same, and a third will get better. There are no recommendations about which hormones to avoid, etc. ...Read more

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I heard that hormonal changes can lead to rhinitis with nasal congestion in women.Pls can u advice which harmones lead to this problems so can get hrt?

Seek help asap: Please find a physician in your area that specializes in hrt for women. There are too many variables to answer your question adequately on this forum. ...Read more

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Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays.Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing.How to stop all this?Is hormonal cause?

Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays.Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing.How to stop all this?Is hormonal cause?

2nd opinion: I presumed you have had a workup by an allergist who has instructed you on the proper technique on the nasal spray and you have followed the instructions on avoidance measures. Have you tried Dymista or singulair (montelukast) yet? And yes, hormone can affect nasal congestion being most evident in some women during pregnancy. I would seek a 2nd opinion from another allergist if symptoms remain uncontrolled. ...Read more

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Might a thyroid blood test show hormonal problems?

Might a thyroid blood test show hormonal problems?

Possibly: Thyroid produces a hormone so depending on what you are looking for thyroid blood test can show if there is a thyroid hormone problem but other hormones require other tests. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more