Posted on May 18, 2018 3:56pm PDT

Rhinitis is a condition that often resembles hay fever and regular allergies. It causes a variety of symptoms, such as itchy and watery eyes, runny or congested nasal cavity, post-nasal drip, coughing, and sneezing. Its underlying cause is inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, which can be caused by a viral infection, such as a common cold, or by an allergic reaction.

In most cases, rhinitis can be treated using allergy medication and lifestyle changes. However, non-allergic rhinitis is caused by unknown factors. This means simple allergy treatments may not be effective. If you have symptoms of allergies but there is no clear cause, you may be suffering from non-allergic rhinitis.

Triggers of non-allergic rhinitis include, but are not limited to:

  • Certain medications
  • Infections
  • Weather and temperature changes
  • Stress
  • Occupational or environmental irritants
  • Certain foods and beverages
  • Hormone changes

Chronic and worsening non-allergic rhinitis may lead to other serious conditions. These include asthma, sleep apnea, ear infections, loss of smell, sinusitis, and issues with the Eustachian tube. If left untreated, your symptoms may worsen, causing severe discomfort and painful side effects. Our team will work with you to determine the underlying cause of your non-allergic rhinitis.

Call Our Georgia Allergists Today at (404) 994-3574

If you suffer from non-allergic rhinitis, the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia is here to help. We will discuss your options, listen to your concerns, and create a personalized treatment program to help you recover. Your health and well-being is important to us, and we will work diligently to meet your individual needs.

Our team offers same-day appointment so you can get the medical assistance you need in a timely manner. Contact our office today to speak with a member of our team.