Patient Comments: Chronic Rhinitis - Causes

Question:

What causes or triggers your case of post-drip or chronic rhinitis (for example, pollen, animal dander, other allergies)? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Stuffy Puff, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I present with chronic sinusitis since 2005. I've had two sinus surgeries, which helped. However, I still suffer from post nasal drip and it is so annoying. I get lots of infections and it is a contributing factor to the constant coughing, and having asthma as well does not help. I am receiving treatments but nothing seems to be changing. This condition has made me very self-conscious, and even more so during this pandemic because when you cough people look at you with concern.

Comment from: Mont, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 24

I am very allergic to bird feathers and was exposed to a couple of exotic birds for around an hour and immediately the post-drip started.

Comment from: mae, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I am seventy five now and first started having problems of post nasal drip when I was 16. I had a sore throat and the doctor said there was nothing wrong with me, but I have come a long way in understanding this. It seems all my four kids have it to certain degrees. At the moment I have a sinus infection and glands and feel miserable, find that irrigating the sinuses does help in flushing out the mucus. My son has it the worst and I think we are all seasonal but we also have dogs in the house. I am wondering how big a role they play.

Comment from: DotV, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I use to be allergic to cats. My symptoms got really bad during allergy season. I was sent to a specialist where I was told that my sinuses were to blame. I have an air purifier and an air conditioner. I do have carpet. I'm allergic to every kind of pollen. I take fluticasone and loratadine. I miss living in the northwest where my allergies weren’t a problem.

Comment from: Angela, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I have rhinitis and sinusitis, and now they seem to be getting worse. I can't stand, walk, or do any normal things in life without my nose pouring. If I lay or sit down, the mucous goes down the back of my throat and makes me gag. I can’t sleep, and stay home from work because I work at a health center and deal with patients. I don’t know what to do. I am on doxycycline, cetirizine, and rinse with salt water. It seems like nothing works.

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