Non-allergic rhinitis is not associated with your immune system, but it can make you feel just as miserable as with allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Both kinds of rhinitis can be associated with lowered work productivity, increased trips to the doctor’s office and side effects from treatment (nosebleed, drowsiness and dryness of the nasal passages). Since these two conditions are so much alike, allergy tests and blood tests are often needed to differentiate them. Symptoms and signs of rhinitis include:
The specific causes of non-allergic rhinitis are unknown, but there are a number of contributing factors. The condition may only be confirmed after conditions like allergic rhinitis or infections are dismissed. Irritants related to the environment, medications, food and beverages, and other things can often act as triggers of non-allergic rhinitis. The following things trigger flare-ups of rhinitis and bring on symptoms:
If you feel that you have non-allergic rhinitis, consider consulting one of our competent ear, nose and throat specialists. The doctor may be able to offer solutions to your symptoms. While there is no cure for non-allergic rhinitis, there are some things that you can do to relieve your symptoms. These include:
When it comes to relieving bothersome symptoms of non-allergic rhinitis, the most effective treatment method is to avoid your individual triggers as much as possible. If you or someone you love suffers from rhinitis, call today for a consultation with one of our caring ENT specialists. The doctor can help you find a solution to your symptoms.
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