Rhinitis treatment

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Rhinitis (so-called runny nose) is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa. It usually develops in a cold setting and heals in one to two weeks. Allergies and certain medications also cause rhinitis. Treatment options focus on reducing inflammation and making breathing easier. ENT doctors recommend drug therapy (tablets and nasal drops) and physiotherapy.

Rhinitis is a common disease, also called a runny nose. The nasal mucosa plays an essential role in protecting the body from viruses. Rhinitis is widespread; adults get a runny nose about 3-4 times a year, and children much more often (an average of six times a year).

First, a runny nose is perceived as a manifestation of the flu. The leading causes of rhinitis:

  • Colds (viral, bacterial);
  • Allergies;
  • Environmental irritants (dust, smoke, strong odours);
  • Use of certain medications (nose drops, antidepressants; sedatives);
  • Some food (very spicy, alcohol).

Depending on the reasons, doctors distinguish runny nose:

  • Infectious (provoked by viruses or bacteria);
  • Vasomotor (caused by non-infectious reasons, such as allergens and drugs).

The most typical symptoms are:

  • Nasal congestion;
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Nasal discharge;
  • Sneezing;
  • Itching and burning in the nose.

Additional rhinitis signs are increased body temperature, weakness, chills, headache, body aches, sore throat and hoarseness.

Having determined the exact cause of rhinitis, the otorhinolaryngologist draws up a treatment plan. It consists in eliminating the reasons, relieving inflammation and restoring nasal breathing. Drug therapy consists of taking antibiotics, antiviral or antihistamine tablets, vasoconstrictors, and moisturizing nasal drops. In addition, ENT doctors recommend physiotherapy, namely sinus lavage and inhalation.

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