rhinitis%20-%20nonallergic
RHINITIS - NONALLERGIC
Nonallergic rhinitis is the inflammation of the nasal lining membranes without any immunoglobulin E mediation, as documented by allergen skin testing.
Major signs and symptoms include nasal itching, watery rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction/congestion, sneezing and postnasal drainage.
Symptoms can reverse spontaneously with or without treatment.

Rhinitis%20-%20nonallergic Management

Prevention

  • Advise patients to avoid precipitating factors or triggers for symptoms (eg environmental irritants, medications, occupational irritants)
  • If rhinitis symptoms are not too troublesome for the patient, avoidance alone may be adequate to manage the disease
Other measures to relieve symptoms of nonallergic rhinitis
  • Advise patient to increase water intake & to decrease caffeine & alcohol intake to decrease postnasal drip
  • Nasal saline irrigation may also be used to help relieve postnasal drip
Digital Edition
Asia's trusted medical magazine for healthcare professionals. Get your MIMS Respirology - Malaysia digital copy today!
Sign In To Download
Editor's Recommendations
Most Read Articles
Rachel Soon, 28 Apr 2020

Representatives from five Asian countries shared local experiences and current protocols for pharmacotherapy in treating patients with COVID-19 at a recent Asian Young Pharmacists' Group (AYPG) webinar.

Pearl Toh, 21 Sep 2020
Early and sustained treatments with simplified regimen are the key to achieving good asthma control, said experts during a presentation at the ERS 2020 Congress.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 22 Sep 2020

Treatment with the DPP 1* inhibitor brensocatib prolonged time to exacerbation and reduced exacerbation rates in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, according to the phase II WILLOW** study presented at ERS 2020.

Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
With much remains controversial regarding the possible transmission route of SARS-CoV-2 virus, a study reveals yet another surprise worthy of caution in the hospital setting.