Subacute Rhinitis

Subacute Rhinitis

Subacute rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose. It is a common condition that usually affects the lining of the nose, as well as the throat and sinuses. It is a nasal disorder characterized by a variety of signs and symptoms, which can vary from mild to severe.

Subacute rhinitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including allergies, bacterial and viral infections, hormones, environmental irritants, and certain medications. Common signs and symptoms of subacute rhinitis include nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, sore throat, post-nasal drip, and headache. In some cases, it can also cause a feeling of general malaise or fatigue.

Treatment for subacute rhinitis typically depends on the underlying cause. Allergy-related disorders may be treated with drugs such as antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal corticosteroids. Bacterial and viral infections may be treated with antibiotics or antiviral medications. Hormonal imbalances can be addressed with hormone therapy. Irritants and certain medications can be avoided or reduced in order to prevent further aggravation of the condition.

Lifestyle modifications can also help in managing subacute rhinitis. These include washing hands regularly, avoiding exposure to airborne irritants, drinking plenty of fluids, and using a humidifier in the home. Changes in diet and avoiding certain spices and strong odors may also help. Nasal saline irrigations and steam therapy can provide relief from some symptoms.

Tips for managing Subacute Rhinitis:

  • Avoid triggers or allergenic substances.
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizers frequently.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Use a humidifier to keep the air humidity at a comfortable level.
  • Avoid strong fragrances or odors.
  • Use saline nasal irrigation or steam therapy.
  • Take medications as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Get adequate rest and exercise.