Bacterial rhinitis

What is Bacterial Rhinitis ?

Bacterial rhinitis is an upper respiratory infection caused by bacteria. It affects the nose and throat, and can cause various symptoms such as cold-like symptoms, sore throat, and nasal congestion. Bacterial rhinitis can also be called a sinus infection, since the sinuses are often affected as well. It usually needs to be treated with antibiotics.

Symptoms of Bacterial Rhinitis

Common symptoms of bacterial rhinitis may include:

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • White or yellow nasal discharge
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Low-grade fever
  • Bad breath
  • Fatigue

Causes of Bacterial Rhinitis

Bacterial rhinitis is often caused by bacteria that are spread through the air, such as when a person with an infection sneezes or coughs. It can also be caused by touch, such as when a person touches an infected surface and then touches their nose or eyes.

Treatment of Bacterial Rhinitis

Bacterial rhinitis is usually treated with antibiotics. The exact type of antibiotic used will depend on the type of bacteria causing the infection. It is important to take all of the antibiotics as prescribed, even if the symptoms have improved. This will help ensure that the infection clears completely.

Prevention of Bacterial Rhinitis

It is possible to help prevent bacterial rhinitis by taking precautions and practicing good hygiene. This includes avoiding close contact with people who are sick, washing your hands regularly, and avoiding touching your face and eyes.