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.

Patient Education

  • Provide general information about the disease & available treatments
    • Manage patient’s expectations from therapy & explain that a complete cure may not be possible
  • Provide educational materials as necessary
  • Educate patient about the proper use of medications & possible side effects
    • Concomitant medications should also be reviewed to determine if the patient is taking drugs that may cause oral or nasal dryness
  • Educate patient about the complications of rhinitis (eg otitis media & chronic sinusitis)
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