Rhinitis is a very common condition which brings some of the annoying symptoms like runny and itchy nose which is stuffed-up. Usually, it does not last for a long time but sometimes it doesn't go away and such a condition is called as 'chronic rhinitis'.
Chronic rhinitis is possibly caused by an infectious agent (virus or bacteria), air born irritants or low humidity. But the major causes of chronic rhinitis can be chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, congenital syphilis, nonallergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, foreign body in nose, nasal polyps, enlarged adenoids, Juvinile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma and hormonal rhinitis.
The most common symptom of chronic rhinitis is the runny nose, but other common symptoms which accompany it are fever, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, fatigue and headache. Some other co-existing symptoms of chronic rhinitis can be shortness of breath, wheezing, itchy eyes and nose, pain behind the cheeks, body aches and rashes. These symptoms can sometimes become serious and life threatening.
The treatment of chronic rhinitis depends on the individuals medical history. The treatment plan for the disease changes from person to person depending upon the factors like age and any other co-existing diseases. The treatment of chronic rhinitis usually involves a multifaceted plan, which helps to minimize the risk of developing serious complications, decrease the discomfort of running nose, and makes the person to breath comfortably.
If your chronic rhinitis is a result of a viral infection like influenza or upper respiratory problems then taking rest, increasing the intake of fluid and using vaporizer are enough and no extra treatment is needed. But if your chronic rhinitis is caused by a viral infection like sinusitis, then antibiotics are prescribed by the doctor, reported the website right diagnosis.
The list of medications used for chronic rhinitis are antibiotics, anti allergic medications, analgesics, corticosteroids and topical decongestants. The medications for chronic rhinitis should always be used under the guidance of your physician. A regular advice by the physician about the treatment or the change in treatment plan should be followed.