Chronic Rhinitis

Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC

ENT Specialists and Allergy Specialists located in Somerset County, Somerville, NJ, Bridgewater Township, Hillsborough Township & Warren, NJ

Do you always feel congested or wake up with the foul taste of post-nasal drip? If so, you might have chronic rhinitis. The doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC in Somerville and Warren, New Jersey, diagnose and treat chronic rhinitis, reducing your symptoms and restoring your health and quality of life. Call Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, to schedule a consultation today to find out what’s causing your symptoms and get expert treatment.

Chronic Rhinitis Q & A

What is chronic rhinitis?

Chronic rhinitis is the clinical term for inflammation of the lining of your nose. The condition persists for more than four weeks and causes uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy eyes, nose, or throat
  • Sneezing
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Cough
  • Headaches

Most patients experience nasal congestion but don’t expel much mucus when they blow their noses. Your symptoms can range in severity and vary depending on whether you have allergic or non-allergic chronic rhinitis. 

What causes chronic rhinitis?

Allergic and non-allergic chronic rhinitis have different causes. Allergic chronic rhinitis is a symptom of an allergic reaction to airborne allergens such as ragweed, pollen, mold, dust mites, or pet dander. 

Airborne irritants might also cause non-allergic rhinitis, but your immune system isn’t involved. For example, smoke, weather fluctuations, upper respiratory infections, hormonal changes, or stress could cause nasal inflammation. 

Structural abnormalities like a deviated septum or oversized turbinates or adenoids can also cause chronic non-allergic rhinitis. You might also have out-of-balance nasal nerves.

When should I talk to a doctor about chronic rhinitis?

You should always consult with a physician if you have symptoms that persist for more than 7-10 days. Most of the time, your body fights off the common cold within this timeframe. If your symptoms persist, it could be a sign of a more severe issue.

The doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, offer expert testing to diagnose your condition and identify the best treatment to relieve your symptoms and restore your health. For example, they provide comprehensive allergy testing as well as nasal endoscopy and other imaging tests.

How is chronic rhinitis treated?

The doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, create customized treatment plans for chronic rhinitis. Depending on your needs, they might prescribe medication, including decongestants, antihistamines, and nasal sprays. 

They also offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures to remove excess tissue and correct structural irregularities that contribute to your condition, including:

The doctors explain your treatment options and answer your questions so you can make the best decision for your health. 

Call Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, or book an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment for chronic rhinitis.

*Video testimonial from one of Dr. Bortniker's patients below: