Chronic Rhinitis


Disease Description


Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of some internal areas of the nose. A person diagnosed as chronic rhinits when symptoms continue long term or occur for more than four days per week and occurs for at least four weeks. However, in practice there is great variation.

Cause


Repeated exposure to factors responsible for causing rhinitis generally leads to a chronic condition. For instance, repeated exposure to exhaust gases, perfumes, chlorine, detergents, cigarette smoke, dust etc can cause an individual the chronic rhinitis. Prolonged exposure to cold climate and frequent consumptions of cold food items like curds and ice cream and most importantly decreased immunity are often responsible for causing chronic rhinitis.

Symptoms


1. Sneezing 2. Bad odour in respiration 3. Headache, and itchy and watery red eyes. 4. Itchy throat 5. Loss of smell 6. Blocked or congested nose

Treatment


Diet & Life Style


1. One should avoid foods which increase pitta and kapha dosha such as fried, oily, deep fried, sour and excessively sweet foods. 2. Citrus fruits( lemmon, lime, orange), chutneys, sauces, fermented food, mustard and vinegar should be avoided. One should avoid foods made from white flour such as bread, cakes, pastries and pizza etc. 3. Artificial foods, fast foods, cola drinks, and tomatoes should be avoided. Tea, coffee, alcohol and smoking should be avoided. 4. In addition, very cold, frozen and heavy foods( which are difficult to digest should be avoided. 5. The focus should be on foods which are naturally sweet, bland and alkaline in nature. Foods should be included in the diet are freshly boiled rice, pasta beans, breads, dailry products like milk boiled with spices, fresh vegetables and fruits.


Disease Description
Cause
Symptoms
Treatment
Diet And Life Style




Dr. Akhilesh Shrivastava
B.A.M.S. ,M.D.(Ayu)