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Rhinitis is inflammation and swelling in the nose. It's often triggered by an allergy. Nonallergic rhinitis is the term used for rhinitis that is caused by things other than allergies. It may also be called vasomotor rhinitis.
Certain triggers can cause inflammation and swelling in the nose. They include:
Rhinitis symptoms can be long-lasting, or they can come and go. They may include:
Your doctor will examine you and ask about your symptoms, such as how and when your symptoms started and what has made them worse or better. You may have allergy testing.
You can take simple measures to help relieve your symptoms of nonallergic rhinitis.
If your doctor recommends medicine to relieve symptoms, make sure to take it exactly as prescribed. For example, take a decongestant spray for no more than 3 or 4 days. Longer use can make symptoms worse. Call your doctor if you think you are having a problem with your medicine.
Current as of:
December 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineDonald R. Mintz MD - Otolaryngology
Current as of: December 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz MD - Otolaryngology
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