Severe Rhinitis

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Is your nose congested? Are you experiencing constant sneezing and feels a pressure in your nose region? Do you feel various aches and pain in the areas near your nose? Are you having difficult time breathing? If you answered yes to the entire question then there is a big possibility that you are developing rhinitis.

Rhinitis, or the inflammation and swelling of your nose cavities, is a common condition that is dealt by a huge percent of the population yearly. It is a condition that doesn’t have a cure but it is very treatable since there are a number of medications and remedies available for you to do and purchase but with severe rhinitis, there are various medical procedures as well. The most common symptoms of rhinitis are:

  • Runny nose
  • Constant itching
  • Sneezing
  • Obstruction of the nasal passage or difficulty in breathing
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Feeling pressure in the nose bridge

Rhinitis is caused by various factors. But the major contributor of causing rhinitis is allergen or when a person is exposed to something that they are allergic to like dust, smoke, certain food and other factors. There is also a certain type of rhinitis that occurs only during specific season like hay fever. Hay fever is very common during the pollen season so better cover your nose during late springs. Other causes of rhinitis are strong odor products, cleaning solutions, hair products and the like. In addition to this, rhinitis can also be caused by complication due to other medical condition and sometimes it can be a side effect to a certain drug.

Exposure to indoor allergen is also a likely candidate to trigger rhinitis which is why maintaining a clean living environment is very important to lessen the risk of having rhinitis. Carpets, house pets, molds from the damp air in your house are the most common suspect to causing rhinitis. If you have a humidifier installed in your house, remember to change the filter and clean the machine whenever possible since it is a common area where molds and bacteria populate.

If you are allergic to animal hair/fur and droppings, it is best to remove the pet in the household or leave them outside where you are not too exposed to the animals. Never let the waste stay longer than 5 minutes and always bathe your pets and check for ticks and lies.

Smoking and other fumes are another influence to experiencing severe rhinitis. If someone smokes in the family it is best to advice those to smoke in another place where you are less exposed.  Always use a mask or a handkerchief to protect your nose from said elements.

If you still experience rhinitis, then it is best to know what are the remedies and medications that you can take to treat the condition. Stated below are the effective methods to help you with rhinitis:

  • Decongestants – can be bought in any drug store since it is an over the counter drug. You can take decongestants to help in lessening the swelling of the nasal cavities. It will also help in eliminating the itching that you will experience alongside rhinitis.
  • Nasal Sprays – are an effective medication to rhinitis, however it is advised that you use nasal sprays sparingly since over usage of such medications can worsen the condition.
  • Antibiotics – antibiotics are great for combating against infection, virus and bacteria.
  • Steam – when pressure is felt in the nose area, steam is great for relieving it. Steam helps in relaxing the tightened passageways giving you an easier way to breath. Plus steam also helps with the removal of the mucus since you will experience increase mucus production with rhinitis.
  • Fluid – in addition to the 8 glasses of water, increase your fluid intake since it helps with the mucus and coughing that you will experience with rhinitis. Avoid caffeinated drinks like coffee.

Remember the tips stated above and you will no longer have to worry about rhinitis again. Keep in mind that if you experience rhinitis in a long period of time, it is best to consult your doctor immediately.

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