Rhinitis : London Health

Rhinitis is one of the most common conditions in the UK; it is estimated that 1 in 4 people will suffer with this condition at some point in their lives. Rhinitis is a condition which causes the inside of the nose to become inflamed; this may be triggered by exposure to an allergen (allergic rhinitis) or it may be a result of a viral infection or a condition which causes the nose to become sensitive to environmental factors (non-allergic rhinitis).

Symptoms of rhinitis

Many of the symptoms of rhinitis are similar to those associated with the common cold; these include:

  • Itchy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Blocked nose
  • Pain around the nose

Treating rhinitis

Many cases of rhinitis do not require treatment because the cause of infection runs its course within 2 weeks. Antihistamines can help to ease the symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis; these are available in many different forms including tablets, creams and sprays.

Guide to Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions

Ear, Nose and Throat

Catarrh

Colds

Glue ear

Infectious mononucleosis

Labyrinthitis

Rhinitis

Sinusitis

Staying healthy

Tinnitus

Tonsillitis