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Diseases » Viral rhinitis » Glossary

Glossary for Viral rhinitis

  • Allergic rhinitis: The allergic reaction of the nasal mucosa that occurs seasonally
  • Hay fever: An allergy which causes sneezing, runny nose or blocked nose for part of the year.
  • Nasal congestion: The congestion of the nasal passages.
  • Nosebleeds: The discharge of blood from the nose
  • Olfactory dysfunction: A dysfunction that occurs to the sense of smell.
  • Rhinitis: Nasal lining inflammation leading to runny/blocked nose
  • Sinusitis: Infection of any of the sinus cavities.
  • Vasomotor rhinitis: Type of rhinitis related to dry air
  • Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.


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