What is Hormonal Rhinitis?

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Rhinitis, as most of us know, is a disease related to the nose. It is known as Hay Fever and even stuffy nose amongst some people. Rhinitis is basically when the nasal are is inflamed because the mucous membrane in the nose has been inflamed. There are various reasons why this inflammation occurs, some of them having to do with infections while some of them are cases of hormonal rhinitis.

What’s basically happens to a person suffering from rhinitis, whether its infectious rhinitis or hormonal rhinitis is that the mucus in the nose is generated too excessively. This can cause a runny nose, nasal congestion, crusting in the nose and sever other problems related to the nose such as itching and nose bleeds. But that’s not the only affects of rhinitis. Rhinitis can affect far more than just your nose. It can affect your ears, your throat and even your eyes. In cases when the rhinitis is effecting other parts besides your nose, you will experience coughing, sneezing, and if the case is too seer, you may lose your sense of smell and taste temporarily.  All kinds of rhinitis, including hormonal rhinitis can affect your learning process, cause problems in sleeping and also problems related to your ears.

The symptoms of most of the rhinitis diseases, no matter what the cause is, are pretty much the same. They include dripping nose most commonly.

There are certain kinds of rhinitis infections that you need to be aware of. Infectious rhinitis, as mentioned before, is caused by viruses, irritants and bacteria. The symptoms are similar to a sinus infection and nasal discharge is often green in the case of infectious rhinitis. Then there is vasomotor rhinitis which is caused by odors or perfumes, changes in the temperature levels or the levels of humidity, due to too much exposure to fumes or smoke and even sunlight.

Hormonal rhinitis is basically when the rhinitis occurs because of the changes in the hormones in your body. Hormonal rhinitis usually occurs during pregnancies, menopause and even when the person has a low thyroid function. When hormonal rhinitis occurs, people often complain of excessive nasal congestion. This is very common amongst pregnant women and most of them complain of congestion in the second month of their pregnancy. The hormonal rhinitis which causes nasal congestion is pregnant women can last until the child is born. It is after the baby is born that the hormonal imbalance is resolves and the symptoms of hormonal rhinitis in pregnant women start disappearing.

Other kinds of rhinitis include gustatory rhinitis which is caused by alcohol consumption and by eating some foods as well. Rhinitis can also be induced by medication, especially birth control pills and blood pressure medication.

If someone is offering from hormonal rhinitis, it is recommended that they use nasal irrigation and ointments for the treatment of the hormonal rhinitis. But it is recommended that you is it a specialist or a physician to understand the course of action that needs to be taken to cure the hormonal rhinitis, or at least reduce its affects. If you’re pregnant and suffering from hormonal rhinitis, it is never recommended that you use self prescribed medication to cure the rhinitis. Only use medication that has been prescribed by a physician because any kind of medication you use on your own can have harmful effects on your unborn child and you may not have complete knowledge about what medicines are best for you in such conditions.

Hormonal rhinitis, if not curable during pregnancy can be reduced by using prescribed medication. Never use self medication to cure hormonal rhinitis, especially if you are pregnant.

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