Vasomotor Rhinitis


CONDITIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS / Thursday, August 17th, 2017
This condition is experienced by many people with NID (Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2)) and by many people who experience frequent headaches and migraines. (R). 
 
It can interrupt sleep and lead to a higher risk of anxiety and depression. Especially in women. (1).  
 
 
Vasomotor Rhinitis is a condition where the nose is irritated by fragrances,  and pollutants - smoke, VOCS.   Resulting in Allergic Hay fever like symptoms, and either wet (drippy nose) or dry (congestion) symptoms.
 
Treatment for Vasomotor Rhinitis includes
 
  • Anxiety and Stress Mangement
  • Use of antihistamine (for some people)
  • Reducing exposures to  triggers 
  •  fragrances,
  • pollutants: mould, chemical gases (VOCS), Particulate Matter
  • spicy foods,
  • alcohol,
  • smoke,   
 
 
 
 
References
 
  1. Rhinitis as an associated factor for anxiety and depression amongst adults http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1808869416301136
  2. Relationships among rhinitis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20615318

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