Rhinitis- is it part and parcel of PA?

Posted on: Sun, 05/11/2003 - 10:40am
jennilee's picture
Joined: 06/18/2001 - 09:00

Hi all,

I am really curious to see how many PA suffers also have the condition called rhinitis. My son now has to have a nasal spray daily, which helps him breath without snorting/snoring whilst sleeping. Is it because of his allergies?

He may need to have his abnoids? surgically removed if this does not help. Anyone who knows anything about this, I would love to hear(and know how to spell it).

Posted on: Sun, 05/11/2003 - 10:47am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by jennilee:
[b]I am really curious to see how many PA suffers also have the condition called rhinitis. [/b]
Hi Jenni,
I don't have rhinitis. Although during ragweed season I guess I do have some sinus problems for a few weeks (so I take my Reactine/Zyrtec at that time).

Posted on: Sun, 05/11/2003 - 1:05pm
Renee111064's picture
Joined: 07/05/2001 - 09:00

My DS was given Flonase for daily usage, but we do not use it unless he gets stuffy.
He is allergic to all tree pollens except cottonwood and to all grasses except timothy grass.
Our allergist did not say that he had Rhinitis but recommended to use the nose spray daily to keep him sinus area clear.
best wishes,
Renee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 05/11/2003 - 7:07pm
Gwen Thornberry's picture
Joined: 10/14/1999 - 09:00

I definately have rhinitis! For as long as I can recall, I cannot breath properly through my nose. The only time I ever could was when I was having an asthma attack!
I wish I had gotten my adanoids removed when I was younger, as it is a real pain to constantly have a stuffed nose, and have people always asking you if you have a cold!
I have tried so many sprays over the years, but the only thing that ever worked was Dristan, but that is not supposed to be for prolonged use, and besides, I can't find it anywhere anymore [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]. And my doctor doesn't take it very seriously, which is really disheartening, as she is so great for everything else.

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 1:17am
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

jennilee hi
Little v at 3 1/2 yo had her tonsils and adanoids out.
She snored realy bad
The surgen said that they were the worsted
he had seen in a long time for her age.
I was also told by the allergist that nose bleeds are from her allergys.Her list of allergs are so long.And the list is growing.
Love this site
[This message has been edited by synthia (edited May 12, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 12:50pm
jennilee's picture
Joined: 06/18/2001 - 09:00

Thanks for your thoughts. Gwen I am wondering when you speak does it sound like you have a peg on your nose? I take it you would recommend Jedd having his adanoids out at this age (he's 3). Can it not be done past acertain age?
Thanks again,

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 8:25pm
Gwen Thornberry's picture
Joined: 10/14/1999 - 09:00

Yep, I sound like I'm dying with a cold pretty much ALL the time [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]. I was always told that you cant get the adanoids removed when you're older, although I don't know precisely why.
Actually, I've been thinking about this since you brought it up, and I am going to put my foot down with the doctor. This has been going on all my life, and I think its about time it was sorted!
If your doc thinks that removing the adanoids is a good idea, I wouldn't hesitate, but that is just my opinion!

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2003 - 9:24am
Codyman's picture
Joined: 08/14/2002 - 09:00

Yes, my daughter has Rhinitis. Sometimes she does snore at night. She does not take medication for it although just last week she developed a Sinus Infection (which appeared out of no where) and was given antibiotics for the infection. (She then had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics.) I will be watching her to see if she develops another infection, although I am not sure how I can tell.
[This message has been edited by Codyman (edited May 13, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 05/14/2003 - 9:53am
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Anonymous (not verified)

My son has rhinitis, rarely snores. Does well with claritin and zyrtec on alternating years + rhinocort during spring. However, last year he got strep and experienced (we think, possibly from rhinocort)severe nose bleed. Threw up 2 belly fulls of blood. Could have been a broken blood vessel from the strep...but we are not inclined to use rhinocort again. Trying nasalcrom, but started late. It is helping some but not like the rhinocort did.

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