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Encyclopedia > Rhinitis
ICD-9 472.0
DiseasesDB 26380

Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of the nose. Symptoms include a runny nose, loss or change in sense of smell, sneezing, congestion and irritation in the nose, eyes, throat and ears. It is related to and often occurs together with other disorders such as asthma and sinusitis. It is chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose due to viruses, bacteria or irritants. The inflammation results in excessive mucous production producing a runny nose, nasal congestion and post-nasal drip. The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... The Diseases Database is a free website that provides information about the relationships between medical conditions, symptoms, and medications. ... Human nose in profile A typical bulbous human nose, here used to support a pair of glasses. ... Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of the nose. ... Look up smell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sinusitis is inflammation of the paranasal sinuses from either bacterial, fungal, viral, allergic or autoimmune issues. ... Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade. ... The mucous membranes (or mucosae; singular: mucosa) are linings of ectodermic origin, covered in epithelium, and are involved in absorption and secretion. ... Subgroups Actinobacteria Aquificae Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi Chlamydiae/Verrucomicrobia Chloroflexi Chrysiogenetes Cyanobacteria Deferribacteres Deinococcus-Thermus Dictyoglomi Fibrobacteres/Acidobacteria Firmicutes Fusobacteria Gemmatimonadetes Nitrospirae Planctomycetes Proteobacteria Spirochaetes Thermodesulfobacteria Thermomicrobia Thermotogae Bacteria (singular: bacterium) is everything in the kingdom Monera make up the majority of all living organisms. ... Post-nasal drip (PND) occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the sinuses. ...


ICD-10 codes are provided for the major types of rhinitis: The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) is a detailed description of known diseases and injuries. ...

  • (J30.1-J30.4) Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common allergies. It can be seasonal, caused by outdoor agents such as pollen (pollen allergy is called hay fever), or perennial, caused by house dust mites, indoor mold etc.
  • (J31) Chronic rhinitis
  • Atrophic Rhinitis

In medicine, an acute disease is a disease with either or both of: a rapid onset; a short course (as opposed to a chronic course). ... In medicine, a chronic disease is a disease which has developed slowly or gradually. ... Acute nasopharyngitis, often known as the common cold, is a mild viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system (nose and throat). ... Vasomotor rhinitis is a form of rhinitis that is not related to allergic reactions, but which is characterized by many of the same symptoms, such as a chronic running nose with intermittent sneezing, rhinorrhea and blood-vessel congestion of the nasal mucus membranes. ... For the play, see Hay Fever. ... SEM image of pollen grains from a variety of common plants: sunflower (Helianthus annuus), morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea), hollyhock (Sidalcea malviflora), lily (Lilium auratum), primrose (Oenothera fruticosa), and castor bean (Ricinus communis). ... 2006 Theatre Royal, Haymarket production (C) Bill Kenwright Ltd. ... Binomial name Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Trouessart, 1897 The house dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in Europe and Dermatophagoides farinae in North America), sometimes abbreviated by allergists to HDM, is a cosmopolitan guest in human habitation. ... Moldy bread Moldy nectarines Molds, or moulds, are fungi that grow in the form of mycelia and usually produce masses of spores, which are most commonly asexual but sometimes sexual. ...

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Post-nasal drip (PND) occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the sinuses. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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Allergic Rhinitis- Health Encyclopedia and Reference (1121 words)
Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal passages, usually associated with watery nasal discharge and itching of the nose and eyes.
Allergic rhinitis affects about 20 percent of the American population and ranks as one of the most common illnesses in the U.S. The symptoms occur in the nose and eyes and usually occur after exposure to dust, danders, or certain seasonal pollens in people that are allergic to these substances.
Classic signs of allergic rhinitis may include swelling of the eyelids, injected sclerae (the whites of the eyes may be red), allergic shiners (darkened areas under the lower eyelids thought to result from venous pooling of blood), and extra skin folds in the lower eyelids.
Rhinitis (1114 words)
Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal, that is, occurring at certain times of the year or perennial, occurring throughout the year.
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis are: sneezing, often paroxysmal (a series of sneezes); rhinorrhea or runny nose, usually clear and colorless in allergy; itching of the nose with rubbing (the allergic salute); and stuffy obstructed nasal passages.
Allergic rhinitis is often associated with allergic conjunctivitis in which the eyes itch, often tear, turn red with injected blood vessels and may even have swelling of the sclera (whites of the eyes) or puffiness around the lids.
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