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RHINITIS - NONALLERGIC (PEDIATRIC)
Rhinitis is the inflammation of the nasal lining membranes.
Nonallergic rhinitis is a diagnosis of rhinitis without any immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediation, as documented by allergen skin testing.
Signs & symptoms are nasal itching, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion with or without obstruction and sneezing.

Prevention

  • Avoidance of inciting factors is fundamental in the management of nonallergic rhinitis
  • Advise patients to avoid precipitating factors or triggers of symptoms (eg environmental irritants, medications)
    • Remove pets from the house; if this cannot be done, at least keep pet/s outside the bedroom
    • Reduce molds & dust indoors by cleaning the house regularly & using fungicides against molds
    • Minimize odorous irritants by avoiding wearing perfumes, cosmetics, hair spray, etc
Other measures to relieve symptoms of nonallergic rhinitis
  • Advise patient to increase water intake
  • Nasal saline irrigation may be used to relieve postnasal drip, sneezing, nasal congestion & rhinorrhea
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