- Q Can neutrophilic rhinosinusitis be prevented?
Certain steps can be taken to avoid the onset of neutrophilic rhinosinusitis. These steps include preventing infections by washing your hands often and avoiding contact with infected individuals. Other preventative steps include allergy management and... Full Answer
- Q What are some ways to deal with sinus congestion?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineA new study shows that sometimes that stuffy, pressured, my-head's-gonna-explode sinus feeling is triggered by heated air and humidity, not actual congestion. In this case, cold, dry air helps most.Think about it. You know how sometimes when you feel... Full Answer
- Q What is rhinitis?
Rhinitis is a condition where the mucous membrane inside your nose is swollen and inflamed, which results in a stuffy or runny nose. Rhinitis is classified as acute (short term) or chronic (long term). The two most well-known types of rhinitis are the... Full Answer
- Q How does nasal lavage help treat rhinitis symptoms?
Nasal lavage can relieve rhinitis congestion, clear out irritants and mucus from the nasal passage, and soothe your nose. Nasal lavage is considered an effective and cheap way to relieve your rhinitis symptoms. In nasal lavage, also called nasal... Full Answer
- Q Does rhinitis run in families?
Rhinitis does not run in families, but sometimes the cause does. Allergies and asthma are linked to allergic rhinitis, and having a blood relative who has these conditions increases your risk for this type of rhinitis. Contagious rather than hereditary,... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for rhinitis?
Your risk for rhinitis depends on a number of factors as well as the kind of rhinitis in question. Rhinitis can affect many different groups of people, men and women, the old and the young. For instance, males are more prone to allergic rhinitis, and... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for rhinitis?
There isn't a lot of research to support alternative treatments for rhinitis, but some people have suggested that some work to relieve rhinitis caused by allergies or by a cold virus. People have claimed that UPA-free butterbur, stinging nettle,... Full Answer
- Q What are the benefits of using a saline nose spray?
Dr. Andrea Pennington, Integrative MedicineConsider using a sterile saline nose spray two to three times each day to wash the nasal passages. Many people find that with seasonal allergies their nasal passages are clogged or drippy. And as the winter air becomes more dry and offices and homes turn... Full Answer
- Q How common is rhinitis?
Rhinitis is a very common condition. Up to three in every ten American adults has recurring rhinitis, and four in ten children have the problem as well, which places rhinitis among the most common chronic conditions. One kind of acute rhinitis is the... Full Answer
- Q What is rebound congestion?
Rebound congestion occurs is a reaction to congestion treatment where you become even more congested than you were before the treatment. Rebound congestion is caused by overuse of nasal spray decongestants, which are a common treatment for rhinitis... Full Answer