Etiology and Clinical Features of Chronic Rhinitis

In this article, we will discuss the Etiology and Clinical Features of Chronic Rhinitis. So, let’s get started.

Etiology

1. Recurrent attacks of acute rhinitis

2. Neighbouring infections like sinusitis, tonsillitis.

3. Vasomotor rhinitis

4. Nasal obstructions (e.g. polyps)

5. Pollution

6. General debility or weakness and hypothyroidism

7. Smoking and alcoholism

Clinical Features

Irritation and dryness of nose

Sneezing

Rhinorrhea or runny nose

Nasal congestion

Anosmia

Fever and headache

Thick nasal secretions

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