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Is there is any difference between chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis?

Yes. Chronic rhinitis is chronic drainage from the nose. It can be caused by allergy or a chronic sinus infection. It can also occur without allergy or a sinus infection. A chronic sinus infection is chronic inflammation of the sinuses which in turn may cause chronic rhinitis. Read more...
Yes. Chronic sinusitis involves the sinus area and is usually more severe and painful then chronic rhinitis which involves the nose. They can occur simultaneously. Antibiotics may be needed. If there are nasal polyps or other underlying anatomical issues then an operation may be needed. Allergy medicines/shots may be the answer if there is an underlying allergy. A ct scan of the sinuses would help. Read more...

How are chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis different?

Simple. Chrinic rhinitis is inflamation of nose due to infection and/or allergy. Chronic sinusitis is the inflamation of sinusies on both sides of the nose and the nose. Read more...

I have samter's triad. My nose is runny all the time. Is this because of chronic sinusitis? How to treat runny nose?

Samter's triad. Samter’s triad is a pseudo-allergy. It produces allergy-like symptoms but via a different mechanism. Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) block an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase1 (COX1); this is thought to lead to an excess of substances called leukotrienes, which produce the severe allergy-like effects. Treatment is often with corticosteroids. See an ENT doctor. Read more...
See an allergist/ENT. Samter's triad (aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease-aerd) has multiple respiratory symptoms including asthma and nasal polyps. There are various conservative treatments including steroids, but Aspirin desensitization by an allergist is a proven and effective treatment. An ENT may help you decide other treatment options as well for sinusitis associated with Samter's triad. Read more...

What respiratory conditions will affect PULMONARY HYPERTENSION? I suffer chronic sinusitis with runny nose and sneezing with chest pain, very long time

Pulmonary HTN (PH) Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) IS a diagnosis, which describes the symptoms associated with high arterial pressure in the lungs. PAH is made worse by not wearing oxygen. There are many causes of PAH, including COPD or other chronic lung disease, multiple pulmonary embolisms (blood clots), recurrent pneumonia. Often it happens on its own - that's called primary PH or PPH. Treatment possible. Read more...

What is the difference between chronic sinusitis and rhinitis?

Nose vs sinus. Chronic sinusitis in an inflammation of the sinuses usually from bacteria or viruses, that has persisted for about 2 months. On the contrary, rhinitis (congestion, runny nose) is inflammation of the nasal passage. Because they often go hand in hand, we like to use the term chronic rinosinusitis (crs). Read more...
Nose vs. sinuses. Rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal passages, while sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses around the nasal passages ... Read more...

Dr said I have chronic sinusitis/allergic rhinitis. What's difference? She used terms interchangeably. What's best next step post-diagnosis?

Linked but not same. Allergic rhinitis (AR) occurs when you breathe in something to which you are allergic (indoor or outdoor allergens), and the inside of your nose becomes inflamed and swollen. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining inside the sinuses which can be acute or chronic. AR and sinusitis are linked to each other, because AR causes your nose to become blocked, and in turn blocks the sinuses. Read more...

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...