The source of nasal inflammation in Western medicine is traditionally divided between allergic and non-allergic sources. Nasal allergies are caused by triggers (allergens) including pollen, dust, or animal dander.
Do you have a runny nose or nasal congestion that does not seem to have an identifiable trigger? Do allergy medications not seem to improve your symptoms? You may have a form of rhinitis, called non-allergic rhinitis, which can often mimic symptoms of allergies.
Geriatric rhinitis is a broad term used to signify rhinitis due to age related changes. These changes lead to persistent mucus, postnasal drip, chronic cough, nasal obstruction and dryness. Patients may also complain of the need to clear the throat frequently.
Many medications commonly prescribed in the geriatric population are known to induce rhinitis.
Do you have nasal congestion that won't go away? It might be time to consider how you're treating it.
Rhinitis is a global problem and is defined as the presence of at least one of the following: congestion, rhinorrhea, sneezing, nasal itching, and nasal obstruction. The two major classifications are allergic and nonallergic rhinitis (NAR).
Allergic rhinitis, also called “allergies” or “hay fever,” is an exaggerated response by the immune system to an otherwise harmless trigger, called an allergen. Sneezing while cleaning a dusty room or when outdoors in the spring are common examples of an allergic reaction.
Nonallergic rhinitis, however, doesn’t involve the immune system. Fragrances, cigarette smoke, and windy or cold weather are just a few causes of nonallergic rhinitis.
Rhinitis is the medical term for “Sensitive Nose”. It refers to inflammation of the nasal cavity.
Rhinitis is defined as inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes. Rhinitis presents as nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, rhinorrhea, and postnasal drainage; it can be divided into allergic and nonallergic rhinitis. Mixed rhinitis has components of both allergic and nonallergic disease.