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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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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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Descirbe rhinitis medicamentosa & post-nasal drip?

Descirbe rhinitis medicamentosa & post-nasal drip?

Rhinitis: Rhinitis medicamentosa is nasal congestion, ruuny nose, or other nasal symptoms caused by the use of a medication. Post nasal drip refers to mucus from the nose that runs down the back of the throat. ...Read more

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Is singulair (montelukast) effective in treating vasomotor rhinitis?

No: There is no study supporting its efficacy. However it may be helpful for allergic rhinitis (50%) ; especially Aspirin exacerbated rhinitis. A nasal antihistamine may also be helpful for vasomotor rhinitis yet you are apparently not on it. ...Read more

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Is non-allergic rhinitis a chronic condition?

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Is non-allergic rhinitis a chronic condition?

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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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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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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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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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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Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Saline: Irrigate 2-3 times daily with saline (via neti-pot or squeeze bottle). This is step one. Otherwise, physical exam and history are needed to determine rhinitis subtype (allergic, vasomotor, infectious, etc.). Good luck! ...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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Chronic rhinitis related to tinnitus?

Not usually: Chronic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa and is commonly caused by allergy. As such, it is not directly related to an up-regulation of electrical activity in the auditory nervous system, which is now known to be the etiology of the perception of sound in the ear in the absence of an external stimulus (tinnitus). ...Read more

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What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

Nasal polyps: these are complex, they occur in individuals with nasal allergies, but also occur with aspirin allergy and asthma and also can be sporadic without a known cause. They are tricky to treat and you need a good ENT and Allergist to tackle the problem properly ...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 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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Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution ? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)

Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution ? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)

Acupuncture : Acupuncture is a skill and some acupuncturists are truly better at their trade than others. In good hands, and coupled with chinese herbals, a patient can have really good relief from most any type of condition. The symptoms you describe, however, sound like a combination of food and environmental allergies. You may want to consider eliminating cows milk and wheat from your diet too. ...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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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

Vasomotor (Definition)

Causing or regulating dilation or constriction ...Read more