Rhinitis is inflammation and swelling of the mucous membrane of the nose, characterized by a runny nose and stuffiness and usually caused by the common cold or an allergy.It is also known as Hay Fever.Rhinitis symptoms include Itching in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes,Sneezing,Stuffy nose (congestion),Runny nose,Tearing eyesand Dark circles under the eyes.
HOW IS RHINITIS DIAGNOSED?
A skin prick test is one of the most common and widely used tests to find out what a person is allergic to. A blood test or a specialized test known as radioallergosorbent test might be performed to determine the amount of immunoglobulin E antibodies in the blood.
HOW IS RHINITIS TREATED?
Treatment for Rhinitis includes using anti-allergens that are known for reducing these symptoms. Antibacterial medicines and nasal drops are also given to minimise the bacterial spread and heal. Other home remedies like taking steam helps in treating the problem to.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though not serious, this is a constantly irritating problem for allergic people and taking shots can help in long-term management of the same.