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What is rhinitis? What are its causes and symptoms?
What is rhinitis? What are its causes and symptoms?

What is rhinitis? What are its causes and symptoms?

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Are you irritated by sneezing multiple times a day and have no accurate explanation for it? You are not alone. You are probably suffering from rhinitis. According to The World Allergy Organization (WAO), about 400 million people suffer from allergic rhinitis around the world, and many are largely undiagnosed or untreated. It is one of the most common ailments nowadays, causing sleep disturbances, irritation, and exhaustion.

This blog helps you understand rhinitis, its causes and symptoms better; read on to know more

What is rhinitis?

Rhinitis is known as a reaction that causes nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. Inflammation is the most common cause of rhinitis.

Types of rhinitis

There are two types of rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, and non-allergic rhinitis.

An allergic reaction to a substance such as pollen causes inflammation in allergic rhinitis.

Non-allergic rhinitis can be triggered by a variety of things, including hormonal changes, environmental conditions, or a viral infection like a cold.

What causes rhinitis?

Seasonal or perennial airborne allergens can trigger allergic rhinitis. Pollen is a seasonal allergen, whereas perennial allergies are year-round things like animal dander or dust.

Non-allergic rhinitis can be triggered by: Weather changes, hormonal changes, infection, certain food, or medications.

What is rhinitis? What are its causes and symptoms?

What are the rhinitis symptoms?

Some of the rhinitis symptoms are mentioned below

  • Excessive fatigue
  • Stuffy nose
  • Coughing
  • Sore or scratchy throat
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose
  • Sore or scratchy throat
  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Dark circles
  • Frequent headaches

How to manage rhinitis with home remedies?

Rhinitis can harm both your personal and professional life. A simple lifestyle modification, in addition to other rhinitis treatments, can help you control your symptoms better:

  • Wear N95 Mask: According to a study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health America, an N95 mask can protect you from 95% of pollen and other dust particles that trigger the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. 
  • Bromelain: It is an enzyme found in pineapple and papaya. It can help reduce swelling and improve breathing for patients with allergic rhinitis.
  • Keep It Clean: Keep your kitchen clean and tidy to prevent cockroaches, reduce allergic rhinitis and maintain a healthy gut.
  • Nasal rinse:  It cleans mucus from your nose and whisks away bacteria 



What will happen if you don't treat rhinitis?

Untreated rhinitis can exacerbate other chronic conditions like asthma and skin conditions like eczema and hives. It can also lead to sinus and ear infections.

What is the most effective way to treat rhinitis?

For respiratory problems, such as rhinitis, homeopathy is the most effective treatment. The goal of homeopathy treatment for allergic rhinitis is to strengthen the immune system, which helps to reduce allergen sensitivities. Patients who take homeopathic medicine for rhinitis are known to react less violently to allergens in the long run.

Rhinitis treatment with homeopathy

Most conventional treatment methods for rhinitis focus only on symptom relief and can have negative side effects such as headaches, sinus pain, a sore throat, vomiting, a dry mouth, and drowsiness.

Unlike conventional treatments, homeopathic treatments for rhinitis do not cause addiction. Homeopathy is a safe, natural, and side-effect-free treatment for rhinitis. According to Karger's research, homeopathic rhinitis treatment can effectively relieve the symptoms of rhinitis and treats the underlying cause of the condition, and provide long-term treatment.

According to a study by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (TJACM), 25% of rhinitis cases have shown positive effects from homeopathic allergic rhinitis treatment. Homeopathy works wonders in treating rhinitis because it has a curative approach rather than a suppressive approach.

Why Dr Batra’s®?

At Dr Batra's® a holistic approach is used to comprehend the individual's physical and emotional difficulties. Following that, the patient will undergo rhinitis treatment that is specifically designed to the patient’s needs. Our expert homeopathic doctors prescribe homeopathic remedies and advise diet plans devised by nutritionists to treat rhinitis from the root. Get a personalized, effective, and safe treatment for all of your rhinitis.