Patient discussion about rhinitis
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Q. ALLERGIC RHINITIS
what are the causes of?
|A||well...that's easy- allergy. some materials, let's say pollens, can travel through the air and then when someone smell them- his body can react like this substance if in fact a threat. cells in the nasal cave release substances that cause rhinitis.|
Q. What is the difference between chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis?
I have chronic rhinitis but it is hard to tell if I have sinusitis.
|A||Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal cavities. The names specify the location. It can be caused by anything, if gonorrhea bacteria will enter the nasal cavities and infect them- that is sinusitis also. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the internal nose. Again can be caused by anything. The way to differentiate- the sinuses are a closed space. If it fills with liquid too much- it’ll hurt.|
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