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Conditions of the Digestive, Respiratory and Excretory Systems

Jake Gaines

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Rhinitis

RHINITIS Treatment & Prognosis If caused by allergens:
Avoid allergen
Wear mask when around allergen
Use an air purifier Medicine: Steroid nasal spray
How they work:
Body recieves an allergic reaction
Immune system produces histamines (inflammation)
Steroid nasal spray has powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of your nasal passages and sinuses.

100% survival rate Antihistamines
Block histamine reaction Decongestant sprays & oral decongestants
Reducing swelling by shrinking blood vessels Mucus thinning agents
Make mucus thinner and less sticky Allergy shots
Small amounts of allergen given to patient
Develop antibodies to allergen Salt water
Hypertonic solution helps reduce swelling Interesting Facts Most common allergic condition Celebrities with rhinitis:
Hugh Grant
Scarlet Johansson
Hillary Duff Incidence About 40 million people in the U.S. have it which is roughly 20% of the population Signs & Symptoms Rhinorrhea (runny nose)
Nasal itching
Nasal congestion
Itchy ears+throat
Red+watery eyes
Headaches System it Affects Nose (respiratory system) Causes Rhinitis is the inflammation of the inner lining of the nose.
Allergic Rhinitis is the most common cause of rhinitis. What is it? Seasonal Allergies
•Caused by pollen
•Outdoor mold Perennial allergic rhinitis
•House dust mites: They feed on dead skin around the house and are often found in rugs around the house
•Rodents Sporadic allergic rhinitis
•This happens when suddenly a person has rhinitis, usually due to the causes listed above. Occupational allergic rhinitis
•This is rhinitis caused due to the job a person has and can be perennial, seasonal, sporadic.
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