Mr Bren Dorman - Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery
- allergic – either seasonal (hay fever) caused by pollen allergies or perennial caused by e.g. house dust mite, pets
- infectious – viral, bacterial or fungal
- non-allergic, non-infectious – caused by irritants such as smoke, fumes, food additives.
Treatment of allergic rhinitis involves avoiding the allergen if possible, but if not possible then corticosteroid nasal sprays and antihistamines are the usual medications prescribed.
When medical treatment is not successful or not well tolerated by the patient, then sometimes surgery can be used. This is aimed to correct any obvious structural abnormalities in the nose such as a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates (the soft tissue on each side of the inside of your nose).
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