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  • Chronic rhinitis is a condition marked by inflammation of the inner part of the nose. It can result from a number of causes. Several treatments are available. Chronic rhinitis lasts for weeks or months at a time.

    Causes

    Causes of chronic rhinitis include allergies, irritants, weather changes, stress and certain medications and medical conditions.

    Symptoms

    Symptoms include a runny and congested nose and post-nasal drip (mucus accumulating in the nose and throat)

    Medications

    Several medicines can relieve symptoms and include decongestants, nasal sprays, antihistamines, mucus-thinning medications and allergy shots. Consult with a doctor for best options.

    Other Treatments

    Nasal irrigation with a neti pot and saline solution can clean irritants and help with post-nasal drip; this is only effective for non-allergic rhinitis. Drink plenty of fluids, breathe steam and blow your nose when necessary.

    Prevention

    Avoid allergens and irritants. Limit use of nasal sprays to less than a few days; excessive use can worsen the problem. Work with your doctor to find effective treatments to prevent recurrences.

    Source:

    MedicineNet

    The Mayo Clinic

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