Rhinitis, colloquially known as a runny or stuffy nose, is an inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane and involves a drippy, congested nose or chronic sneezing with no apparent cause. Typical symptoms include itching, sneezing, thick- or thin-flowing nasal discharge, and an impaired breathing through the nose. In addition to that, a reduction in the sense of smell is common.
Rhinitis, also known as a runny or stuffy nose, is an inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane. The cause is usually an infection (such as a cold), allergies, tobacco smoke, or overuse of nasal sprays. Additionally, an extremely dry mucous membrane or a disorder of the vessels in the membrane can lead to infection or inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane.
The exact cause of flu-related rhinitis is unknown but professionals do know that the condition develops when blood vessels in the nose expand or dilate, filling the nasal lining with fluid and blood. This results in swollen nasal membranes and congestion. There are various triggers of flu-related rhinitis. These triggers include occupational or environmental irritants such as strong odors like perfumes, secondhand smoke, smog or dust. Chemical fumes in some occupations can cause flu-related rhinitis. Humidity or temperature changes can cause the membranes inside the nose to swell and trigger a stuffy or runny nose. A viral infection such as the flu or a cold is a common cause of the condition. Some alcoholic beverages and food such as spicy or hot foods can cause the membranes in the nose to swell, triggering a nasal congestion. Some medications including ibuprofen, aspirin, and high blood pressures medicines can also cause flu-related rhinitis. The symptoms can be constant or short. These symptoms include cough, mucus in the throat, sneezing, runny nose, and stuffy nose. Usually, flu-related rhinitis does not cause itchy throat, nose or eyes.
If rhinitis symptoms last a long time, make an appointment with a specialist to find out why. It’s seldom that the cause behind the rhinitis is something like a sinus infection or a benign tumor in the sinus cavity (polyps). Treatment depends on the cause. Rhinitis due to a cold usually clears up in few days. Nasal sprays (for no longer than 5 days) or a saline solution can be used to help. Anti-inflammatory nasal sprays (containing cortisone, for example) can provide relief for those with allergic rhinitis.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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