Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Non-allergic rhinitis describes a group of symptoms that look like hay fever or an allergic reaction, but have no known cause. Often symptoms include chronic nasal congestion, postnasal drip, and sneezing. The Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia works with non-allergic rhinitis patients to identify their triggers and manage their symptoms.

Non-Allergic Rhinitis Triggers

Unlike allergic rhinitis, which is caused by an identifiable allergen, non-allergic rhinitis has no known trigger and can develop from any number of factors. At the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our board-certified Atlanta area allergy doctors work with patients to identify non-allergic rhinitis patterns and possible triggers for their condition. Listed below are some common non-allergic rhinitis triggers:

  • Environmental irritants
  • Occupational irritants
  • Food and beverages
  • Medications
  • Infections
  • Weather changes
  • Hormone changes
  • Stress

Side Effects of Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Leaving chronic nasal congestion or postnasal drip untreated can cause more serious conditions to develop. Our experienced Atlanta area team at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia recommends that patients seek medical attention for chronic or worsening non-allergic rhinitis symptoms. Listed below are some of the common complications caused by non-allergic rhinitis:

  • Sinusitis, an inflammation or swelling of the sinuses
  • Ear infections
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction, or issues with the tube that connects the middle ear to the throat
  • Loss of smell
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Asthma

Find Relief from Non-Allergic Rhinitis at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

If you are suffering from non-allergic rhinitis or chronic sinus infections with no known cause, schedule an appointment with the board-certified allergy doctors at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia. Our highly trained medical team works with patients to create individualized care plans that offer relief from nasal congestion. We understand that chronic sinus infections with no known cause are frustrating, and we’re here to help patients find a solution.

Call (404) 994-3574 or use our online contact form to book a consultation at one of our Atlanta area offices. The Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia has locations throughout the Atlanta metro area in communities like Alpharetta, Newnan, Peachtree City / Fayetteville, Villa Rica, Acworth / Kennesaw, Carrollton, Douglasville, and Smyrna/Vinings.