Rhinitis is a common infection of the nasal passages. Rhinitis can either be allergic or nonallergic. Symptoms for both types are the same, while the cause differs. Symptoms of nonallergic Rhinitis come and go all through the year. Symptoms are:
• Stuffy nose
• Runny nose
• Itchy watery eyes
• Dark circles under eyes
• Dry, itchy skin
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?
Relief from symptoms such as stuffy nose is provided through use of nasal sprays. Antihistamine nasal sprays are used to relieve symptoms of nonallergic rhinitis. Oral decongestants may also be used for relief from symptoms
DID YOU KNOW?
Antihistamines are used as prevention about 20 minutes or more before being exposed to an allergen