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RHINITIS

Veterinarian Reviewed on June 17, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH
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RHINITIS

DESCRIPTION

Rhinitis is a problem in which there occurs the condition of chronic sneezing. In this disease, there occurs a severe congestion in the chest with drippy nose that has no apparent reason. There arises a lot of inflammation around and inside the nose. It occurs as a result of the large amount of mucus which settles in the nose. This mucus is caused by bacteria, viruses and irritants like allergens, dust and debris. They trigger the occurrence of histamine. When the nose becomes irritated then the mucus turn into thick and yellow color. It flows to the front and back of the nose and throat.

CAUSES

The important causes of rhinitis are described below:

Allergies– People suffering from seasonal and constant allergies may get down with rhinitis. It gives rise to the signs of congestion, sneezing and runny nose during the time of the year when pollen and molds are found in high amounts in the flowing air. In fact, the persons who are allergic to dust and pet dander suffer from this inflammatory distress throughout the year. This condition is called perennial rhinitis.

Foods– Certain foods and beverages can induce this allergic distress in some people. It includes hot peppers in capsaicin and herbanero and other kinds of hot and spicy foods. In fact, people drinking large amounts of beer, wine and liquor may also get this disease as there occurs changes in the blood vessels that hinders with the proper working of the body system.

Hormones– Women who suffer from severe hormonal changes often get this kind of allergic distress. The females who undergo the problem of premenstrual syndrome face rhinitis just before or during this illness. Pregnant women suffer from this condition all the while. In fact, people with the disorder of underactive thyroid gland also get the stroke of rhinitis.

Infections– People suffering from sinus infection can get this allergic distress. It can occur due to bacterial, viral or fungal infection. The problems of cold and flu also contribute to this illness.
Irritants- Certain atmospheric irritants can give rise to this illness. It includes tobacco smoke, smog, pesticide sprays, household cleaners and perfumed toiletries.

Medications– The medicines used for depression, high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction treatments can trigger this inflammatory disease.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Some of the main signs and symptoms of this illness are described right inside:
1. Runny nose
2. Sneezing
3. Post nasal dripping
4. Nasal congestion
5. Itchy eyes, ears,nose and throat
6. Fatigue
7. Wheezing
8. Eye tearing
9. Sore throat
10.Chest congestion
11.Stuffy nose
12.Hay fever
13.Itching on the skin
14.Chills
15.Depression
16.Stress
17.Irritation
18.Tingling and sensations

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Various treatment options are there for healing rhinitis problem. Use of oral and inhaled medications like antihistamine pills and sprays, nasal corticosteroid sprays, decongestant pills and sprays are recommended. Other treatment options are immunotherapy, allergy injections and surgery (in the case of nasal obstruction).

However, learn some fine holistic approaches to control this disease right here.

HOLISTIC TREATMENTS

– There are some lifestyle changes and home remedies that help to treat rhinitis. They are mentioned right below:

– The use of breathing exercises, yoga and meditation bring positive results in calming this allergic illness. You can also do a good amount of workout in order to remain fit and healthy.

– Eat only a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

– Avoid the conditions and foods that trigger this inflammatory disease.

– Reduce the use of alcohol as it aggravates this ill condition.
– Drink plenty of water.

  • Consult a good medical expert, if you come across Rhinitis during any phase of your life. Just don’t ignore the symptoms.

Read also: Rosacea

Our Expert

Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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