What is allergic rhinitis?

allergic rhinitisWhat is allergic rhinitis is a commonly asked question and it  is an inflammation of the nasal mucus, which may be caused by agents in the air.
Allergic inflammation is caused by a particular allergen, characterized by runny nose, nasal congestion, nasal itching and sneezing. Depending on the duration of allergenic exposure, they are divided into:
– seasonal allergic rhinitis – hay fever
– perennial allergic rhinitis
– Occupational allergic rhinitis
Infectious rhinitis:
– acute infectious rhinitis is viral with secondary bacterial infection.
– chronic infectious rhinitis is when symptoms last for 8-12 weeks and often affect the sinuses.
Other rhinitis (non-allergic and non-infectious):
– idiopathic – it is perennial with an unknown cause. It can be provoked by cold air and negative emotions.
– rhinitis with nasal polyps – meeting with asthma and intolerance to aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) NSAIDs intolerance without asthma, chronic infectious rinosinuit
– professional non-allergic
– hormonal – during pregnancy and puberty, thyroid dysfunction
– medicated – prolonged use of nose drops, sniffing cocaine, use of different drugs such as blood pressure lowering drugs, oral contraceptives, NSAIDs
– rhinitis induced by food – for example, chronic consumption of spicy and hot foods and alcohol
– “Emotional” rhinitis – causes of stress and sexual arousal

 

So we now know what is allergic rhinitis and what causes it to affect us.

 

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