What is it?

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the membranes inside the nose. It is usually caused by a viral infection, allergy or irritation.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of rhinitis tyically include a stuffy or runny nose. Sneezing and a cough may also be present.

What to expect?

You can try the following things:

  • Painkillers such as Tylenol might help in relieving pain and fever.
  • Steam inhalations may be taken if possible to relieve nasal congestion.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Cover your mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands frequently as cold viruses often survive for hours in the open such as doorknobs, pens & other surfaces.
  • Undertake moderate exercise to strengthen the immune system thus preventing cold & other infections.
  • Avoid smoking and avoid other environmental pollution if possible.

Seek consult if your symptoms worsen or persist for more than 4 days.

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