Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity. The condition features with dripping from the nose and sneezing. The congestion caused by inflammation makes it hard for patients to breath. Rhinitis can be classified as allergic and non-allergic. Allergic rhinitis is caused by a variety of allergens such as dust, pollen and so on. Chemical rhinitis is non-allergic rhinitis caused by different chemicals that are present in our surrounding. They include smog, chrome or diesel. Certain people are exposed to potential chemical irritants at work so the rhinitis in that case can be defined as occupational rhinitis. And finally the infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses can lead to rhinitis. No matter what the cause is rhinitis is effectively treated due to a variety of medication and some additional remedies.
Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis is efficiently treated with allergy pills. There are even nasal sprays that contain the substances which lead to relief of the symptoms. The best way to avoid allergic rhinitis is to stay away from the potential allergens.
Treatment of Chemical Rhinitis
Avoiding the potential irritants can lead to to reduction of the symptoms. People who are exposed to pollutants and dangerous substances at work and have developed chemical rhinitis need to be transferred and continue working in the environment that is free of chemical irritants.
Treatment of Rhinitis Caused by Infective Agents
There are numerous bacteria and viruses that can lead to rhinitis. In case of bacterial infection doctors prescribe antibiotics according to the antibiogram. In case of viral infection the symptoms and signs of rhinitis are mostly reduced with symptomatic therapy and additional remedies.
In each of the previously mentioned cases there are many supportive medications and additional remedies. It is advisable to drink hot tea or consume hot soup. The chicken soup is great as it is both delicious and effective. Optimal intake of fluids is essential. Nasal decongestive sprays are available over-the-counter and they can be rather efficient in removal of nasal decongestion. This will help the patient with breathing. Still all who use nasal sprays have to follow the orders and not to use sprays more than it is recommended. The best thing one should do is to consult a doctor and to see which of the nasal sprays is best and for how long it may be used. Over usage of nasal decongestive sprays may lead to rebound effect and prolonged congestion which can be eliminated only by additional usage of nasal sprays. And there is ad additional way of boosting the immune system with additional intake of vitamin C.