Rhinitis Treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA
Bella Vista ENT provides rhinitis treatment for patients throughout Thousand Oaks, CA and the surrounding areas. Whether you suffer from chronic rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, or chronic non-allergic rhinitis, we can help. We offer chronic rhinitis treatment, allergic rhinitis treatment, and non-allergic rhinitis treatment alike. When you visit our state-of-the-art facility for chronic rhinitis surgery or another type of treatment, you can rest assured you’ll be treated as an individual and never as a number. When you first arrive, you will be greeted by our friendly, compassionate staff members.
What is Rhinitis?
Rhinitis is the inflammation of the nose. It occurs when a reaction causes nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, and itching. There are various types of rhinitis – some are solely caused by inflammation. In contrast, others are associated with symptoms in the eyes, ears, or throat.
What Causes Rhinitis?
Rhinitis can be caused by irritants, allergens, and a wide range of other things. Usually, rhinitis is a temporary condition that clears up on its own. For some people, however, rhinitis can be a chronic problem. The most common causes of rhinitis are:
The Signs & Symptoms of Rhinitis
When it comes to the various types of rhinitis, there are a wide variety of signs and symptoms that may indicate you are suffering from inflammation of the nose. These signs and symptoms include:
- Nasal Congestion
- Runny Nose
- Post-Nasal Drip
- Reoccurring Ear Infections
- Itchy Nose
- Itchy Throat
The Different Types of Rhinitis
There are several types of rhinitis, including allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, perennial allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, infectious rhinitis, and chronic rhinitis. We treat each one of these at Bella Vista ENT. Below, we’ve gone into detail about the different types of rhinitis:
- Allergic Rhinitis – This type of rhinitis is typically acute. It is caused by allergens in the air that trigger the release of histamine in the body. Histamine is responsible for causing itching, swelling, and fluid build-up in the nasal passages, sinuses, and eyelids.
- Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis – This rhinitis type is often referred to as hay fever, which is an allergic reaction to pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. Seasonal allergic rhinitis will typically occur in the spring and fall when these pollen types are in the air.
- Perennial Allergic Rhinitis – Caused by allergens present throughout the year, perennial allergic rhinitis is primarily caused by allergies to dust mites, mold, animal dander, and cockroach debris.
- Non-Allergic Rhinitis – This type of rhinitis can be caused by smoke, chemicals, or other irritants in the environment. It can also be caused by some medications, hormonal changes, physical defects to the nose, overuse of nasal sprays, and more.
- Infectious Rhinitis – This is the most common type of rhinitis. It is sometimes referred to as the common cold or an upper respiratory infection (URI).
- Chronic Rhinitis – This type of rhinitis involves the long-lasting inflammation of the inner lining of the nose. This type will last for more than four consecutive weeks. It’s what you experience when out-of-balance nerves send too many signals to the nose, causing it to drip, run, and swell.
Treatment Options for Rhinitis
In addition to avoiding the allergens that are the root cause, treatment options for rhinitis include antihistamines, nose sprays, decongestants, medicines for asthma symptoms, allergy shots, and sometimes, surgery. However, we recommend ClariFix®. ClariFix® is the only minimally-invasive solution that allows your doctor to get to the root of chronic rhinitis. ClariFix® Cryotherapy is a safe, clinically-proven, and minimally-invasive treatment that targets the source of your symptoms for lasting relief. It is available in-office and may provide long-lasting symptom relief.
Contact Bella Vista ENT for Rhinitis Treatment
If you are suffering from rhinitis and are seeking treatment, the board-certified specialists at Bella Vista ENT can help. With years of experience diagnosing and treating rhinitis, you can rest assured you’re in good hands with our expert team. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.