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What Is Chronic Rhinitis: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment

What Is Chronic Rhinitis: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment

It’s estimated that over 45 million people suffer from some form of rhinitis. Evidence suggests these numbers will continue to rise, and while it’s extremely common, many people find that rhinitis sticks around a bit too long. The symptoms of rhinitis, like a persistent runny nose, nasal congestion, and sinus pressure, can be debilitating and can quickly affect your daily activities.

If you suffer from a chronic runny nose, our team at ExcelENT can help. We offer numerous treatments for chronic rhinitis, like RhinAer®, which has helped countless people find relief from their runny noses. Learn more about RhinAer and how you can eliminate your head cold for good!

What Is Chronic Rhinitis?

Chronic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal passage that lasts longer than four weeks. There are two types of rhinitis, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. 

As its name suggests, allergic rhinitis occurs because of a certain allergy, such as seasonal pollens, indoor pollutants, and other common allergens. Allergic rhinitis only occurs when you’re exposed to the allergen, whereas non-allergic rhinitis doesn’t involve an immune response and occurs often, and with no specific cause. 

What Are the Symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis?

Allergic arthritis symptoms are typically a runny nose, dry eyes, and sneezing. Comparatively, non-allergic rhinitis presents itself with cold-like symptoms, like a runny nose and post-nasal drip. 

When rhinitis becomes chronic, the most common symptoms include: 

  • Congestion
  • Sinus pressure
  • Post-nasal-drip
  • Constant runny nose

Chronic rhinitis can occur for various reasons, such as nasal obstructions, sinus infections, hormonal changes, stress, and more. Most people who develop chronic rhinitis suffer from non-allergic rhinitis since the cause and triggers are much harder to pinpoint than allergic rhinitis. 

How Do You Treat Chronic Rhinitis?  

With allergic rhinitis, you can typically treat your symptoms with allergy shots and allergy-specific medication. But, non-allergic rhinitis can be tricky to diagnose, treat, and manage. 

If your rhinitis symptoms have lasted longer than four weeks, you may have chronic rhinitis. At ExcelENT, we understand it can be mentally and physically exhausting to suffer from cold-like symptoms for days on end. If traditional allergy sprays, medications, and other remedies haven’t provided relief, RhinAer® may be for you!

How Does RhinAer® Work?

RhinAer is a fast, effective, and safe treatment for chronic rhinitis. RhinAer works by targeting the posterior nasal nerve (PNN), which is responsible for triggering your rhinitis symptoms. During the procedure, a small tube is inserted into your nasal passageway by your ENT. Once inserted, the tube delivers low-temperature radiofrequency energy to disturb the PNN nerves while keeping the surrounding tissue perfectly intact. 

RhinAer can be done in-office, and most patients experience little to no discomfort. You can return to normal activities same-day with a long-lasting solution for your pesky runny nose. With RhinAer, you can find much-needed relief without incisions, cuts, or invasive procedures!

Find Relief Without Invasive Methods at ExcelENT

If your runny nose doesn’t let up after nasal sprays or antihistamines, RhinAer may be right for you! Our team of experts at ExcelENT can help you find the cause of your runny nose and provide a treatment that is effective and long-lasting. When you choose ExcelENT, you’ll experience personalized care, convenient appointment times, and a friendly staff dedicated to your overall health and well-being. Contact us to learn more about chronic rhinitis treatment!

Your Trusted Ear, Nose, & Throat Experts in Birmingham, AL

Are you suffering from a persistent runny nose? Don’t suffer any longer! Reach out to our team at ExcelENT to schedule an appointment so that we can diagnose, treat, and manage your runny nose. Call us at (205) 988-6858 or contact us online to find the relief you deserve!

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