Publisher: Kenneth Kee
Publication Date: November 13, 2016
Binding: Kobo eBook
Allergic rhinitis is a medical disorder of allergic effects affecting the nose.
These allergic conditions occur when the patient breathes in something he or she is allergic to such as dust, animal dander or pollen.
Symptoms can also happen when the patient eats a food that he or she is allergic to.
Most allergic rhinitis disorders are due to plant pollens.
This form of allergic rhinitis is often called hay fever or seasonal allergy.
An allergen is something that activates an allergy reaction.
Hay fever is an allergic response to pollen.
Plants that produce a hay fever reaction are trees, flowering plants, grasses and weeds.
The pollen from the plants is transmitted by the wind.
Types of Rhinitis:
A. Allergic rhinitis
1. Occupational rhinitis (allergen)
2. Perennial rhinitis
3. Seasonal rhinitis
B. Non-allergic rhinitis
1. Atrophic rhinitis
2. Chemical- or irritant-induced rhinitis
3. Drug-induced rhinitis
a. Antihypertensive medications
c. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
d. Oral contraceptives
e. Rhinitis medicamentosa
4. Emotional rhinitis
5. Exercise-induced rhinitis
6. Gustatory rhinitis
7. Hormone-induced rhinitis
b. Oral Contraceptive
8. Infectious rhinitis
9. Non-allergic rhinitis with eosinophilia syndrome (NARES)
10. Occupational rhinitis (irritant)
11. Perennial non-allergic rhinitis
a. Vasomotor rhinitis
12. Reflux-induced rhinitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease
Symptoms that occur:
a. Itchy nose, mouth, eyes, throat, skin or any area
b. Problems with smell
c. Runny nose
e. Watery eyes
Allergy testing may show the pollen or other substances that trigger the symptoms.
1. Skin testing
2. If the doctor finds that the patient cannot have skin testing, special blood tests may ...