NON-ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Condition and symptoms

At least one out of three people with rhinitis symptoms do not have allergies. Non-allergic rhinitis usually affects adults and causes year-round symptoms, especially runny nose and nasal congestion. This condition differs from allergic rhinitis because the immune system is not involved.

Triggers of nonallergic rhinitis symptoms vary and can include certain odours or irritants in the air, changes in the weather, some medications, certain foods, and chronic health conditions.

Treatment

A diagnosis of nonallergic rhinitis is made after an allergic cause is ruled out. This may require allergy skin or blood tests which Mrs Bentley will arrange at your initial consultation. Following consultation a clear treatment plan will be commenced.

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