Do you regularly suffer from rhinitis and are you looking for an ENT specialist in Barcelona?

Viral rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, atrophic rhinitis... There is not just one rhinitis but many. The best known is allergic rhinitis, better known as "hay fever".

If you regularly suffer from rhinitis, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our English-speaking ear, nose and throat specialist!

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What are the symptoms of rhinitis?

The main symptoms of rhinitis are:

  • A runny nose,
  • Sneezing,
  • Nasal congestion,
  • A feeling of a stuffy head,
  • Watery eyes,
  • Crusts in the nose in the case of atrophic rhinitis.

When rhinitis is accompanied by a sore throat, it is called rhinopharyngitis.

The different types of rhinitis

A distinction is generally made between allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis.

ENT problems are common.

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Treatment of rhinitis

The treatment of rhinitis depends partly on whether it is viral, allergic or other.

Viral rhinitis theoretically lasts from 5 to 20 days, but most often one week. It can be treated symptomatically with decongestants or antihistamines. It is worth remembering that antibiotics are not effective against viral infections.

How to prevent respiratory allergies?

If it is complicated to control pollution or the consequences of global warming, the doctors of our medical center insist on the harmful effects of certain aggravating factors:

  • Passive smoking
  • Unventilated rooms
  • The stress
  • A poor diet
  • Obesity

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about rhinitis

What is the difference between the common cold and rhinitis?

The common cold corresponds to viral rhinitis, and therefore differs from allergic rhinitis, linked to the presence of an allergen (pollen, dust mites, etc.).

What is the difference between rhinitis and sinusitis?

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the two nasal cavities while sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses.

How to treat rhinitis naturally?

Essential oils, especially those of thyme and peppermint, can sometimes be used in the treatment of rhinitis, especially in the form of inhalation.