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RHINITIS - ALLERGIC
Allergic rhinitis is a symptomatic disorder of the nose secondary to IgE-mediated inflammation of the nasal membranes induced after exposure to allergens.
Major symptoms include nasal itching, watery rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction/congestion, sneezing and postnasal drainage.
Other symptoms include headache, conjunctival symptoms, eye pruritus, impaired smell and morning cough.
Symptoms can reverse spontaneous w/ or w/o treatment.

Surgical Intervention

Inferior Turbinate Reduction

  • May be offered to patients with nasal airway obstruction and hypertrophic inferior turbinates who are unresponsive to pharmacological therapy
  • Should be reserved for patients with persistent allergic rhinitis
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