Non-allergic rhinitis involves chronic sneezing or having a congested running nose.Although non-allergic rhinitis is more irritating than harmful, it can make you uncomfortable. Triggers of non-allergic rhinitis symptoms are different and can include some odors or irritants in the air, changes in the weather, some medications, certain foods, and chronic health conditions. Patients with renal insufficiency, hepatic insufficiency, or both are prone to augmentation of adverse events, resulting from a reduced clearance through renal and/or hepatic pathways. Fortunately, many of the drugs recommended for use in nonallergic rhinitis are administered intranasally. Therefore, subsequent systemic absorption is minimal. Still, antihistamines and some sympathomimetics are administered systemically.
The prevalence of allergic rhinitis was 25%. The age in the sample ranged from 61 to 78 in the atopic group and from 60 to 85 in the non-atopic patients. In AR group, 7 were female (87,5%); of the patients in the group of NAR, 19 were female (79,2%). The most common symptom in atopic patients was nasal congestion following by rhinorrhea and in the other group, nasal congestion following by sneezing. There was no difference between the groups in terms of severity and duration of the symptoms. The majority of patients with AR and NAR (33% and 37, 5%, respectively) were classified as mild / persistent rhinitis. In order to understand treatment, it is helpful to revisit the poison ivy analogy. With skin exposure to poison ivy, there's a few things a patient can do to minimize or avoid symptoms altogether:Wash the skin immediately, Avoid areas with poison ivy, Wear protective clothing, Medications.