Doctors for Rhinitis in Kundgol Cross, Hubli-Dharwad
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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?
Allergic rhinitis,generally can be differentiated from the numerous types of nonallergic rhinitis through a thorough history and physical examination. Allergic rhinitis may be seasonal, perennial, or occupational. The most common cause of nonallergic rhinitis is acute viral infection. Other types of nonallergic rhinitis include vasomotor, hormonal, drug-induced, structural, and occupational (irritant) rhinitis, as well as rhinitis medicamentosa and nonallergic rhinitis with eosinophilia syndrome.
HOW IS RHINITIS TREATED?
The treatment of rhinitis depends on the underlying cause. For allergic rhinitis, intranasal corticosteroids and antihistamines can be used to suppress inflammation and control symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the case of infectious rhinitis, vaccination against influenza viruses, adenoviruses, measles, rubella, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, diphtheria, Bacillus anthracis, and Bordetella pertussis may even help prevent it.