Rhinitis is an inflammatory process of the nasal mucosa, which is accompanied by symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, rhinorrhea (discharge from the nose). Unlike the common cold, rhinitis is an independent disease that is caused by various bacteria and viruses. Coryza is just a manifestation (that is, a symptom) of a particular disease. As you know, in medicine, not a symptom is treated, but the disease itself. Therefore, most often not cold is treated, but the disease is the symptom of which it is.
The need for treatment of rhinitis is associated with a high percentage of complications that develop with a runny nose. These include otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, pneumonia and bronchitis. Most often, rhinitis therapy is carried out together with the therapy of the main ailment – acute respiratory infection (ARI). Also, rhinitis can develop under the influence of the causative agent of gonorrhea, diphtheria, syphilis, measles. In this regard, if therapy for a couple of days does not affect the course of rhinitis in any way, this is the reason for contacting a doctor.
Unfortunately, all medicines for allergic rhinitis are used only to alleviate symptoms – reduce a runny nose, reduce swelling, nasal congestion, tearing and itching. Until now, medicine does not know how to get rid of allergies permanently, because there are no known deep causes, triggers such an inadequate response of the body’s immune system.
Therefore, all medicines, sprays, drops from allergic rhinitis are used as symptomatic agents, blunting the manifestations of allergies, but which can not change the body’s response to an allergen.