Medication for rhinitis: symptoms and treatment

Medicated rhinitis is a disease that occurs as a result of prolonged use of vasodilating drops for the nose. With a cold, people often resort to self-medication, abusing drugs. If uncontrolled use of vasoconstrictive drops, then there is a high probability of developing medical rhinitis. Unfortunately, not every person thinks about it, and as a result acquires this ailment, which sometimes can be cured.


There are several characteristic symptoms of drug rhinitis:

  • a common cold, which is accompanied by abundant secretions;
  • Nasal congestion. This symptom indicates swelling of the sinuses;
  • severe itching and tickling in the nose
  • increased tear
  • skin color changes
  • dryness of the nasal mucosa (characteristic symptom)
  • difficulty breathing is also a symptom of the disease
  • frequent migraines.


The main reason for the progression of medical rhinitis is the excessive use of nasal drops. When the first symptoms of a cold appear, people tend to try to treat themselves without visiting a medical specialist. Uncontrolled use of vasoconstrictive drops leads to the fact that the symptoms of the disease not only do not pass, but also intensify. The clinical picture of the disease becomes more pronounced. In this case, it is shown immediately stop using the drops (this is hard to do, since it is addictive) and contact a qualified doctor.


The best treatment is to drop the use of drops. Very often it becomes enough and the nasal mucosa is restored after a few days. But not all people manage to suffer. If the patient can not use drops for a while, the doctors prescribe him corticosteroids (hormonal preparations in the form of a spray for spraying in the nasal cavity). The use of these drugs contributes to the improvement of nasal breathing.

In rare cases, when drug treatment does not help, resort to surgical intervention. Perform the operation, as a rule, on the lower shells. The purpose of the procedure is to reduce the nasal conchs in volume, which will improve breathing.

Types of surgical interventions:

  1. surgery with ultrasound
  2. laser operation
  3. mechanical interference.

Treatment with folk methods

The use of folk methods for the treatment of medicamentous rhinitis is allowed only in cases when the symptoms of the disease are not expressed. Apply any recipes only after consulting a specialist. Folk remedies combined with drug therapy give very positive results. Treatment of drug rhinitis is a fairly simple process. The main thing is that the specialist selects the optimal treatment plan and appoints the most effective drugs. Folk remedies are certainly good, but they should be used with caution, since not always the means that came up to one person will also effectively help another.

Folk remedies for treatment of medicamentous rhinitis:

  • Aloe is a plant that has many useful properties. Due to its antiseptic effect it is often used in folk medicine. For the treatment of medicamentous rhinitis, an aloe leaf is required, from which the juice is squeezed. After mixing with water, it must be dripped into the nasal passage;
  • Olive oil is used in combination with aloe. Mix the juice of the plant and a little oil, add honey and water. The prepared mixture is washed with the nasal sinuses. This method of treatment is very effective;
  • Tea tree oil is also often used to treat this ailment. In it, moistened gauze flagella and injected into the nasal passage for 10 minutes;
  • sea buckthorn oil
  • Chamomile has amazing antibacterial properties, so it is also actively used to treat medical rhinitis. Chamomile is brewed in a water bath, insisted, filtered and applied to wash the nose

Traditional methods of treatment to apply independently are not recommended. It is best to contact a medical professional who will choose the most appropriate treatment plan, taking into account the course of the disease.


Any vasoconstrictive drops can not be used for more than 4-5 days, as the habituation may develop later. If the symptoms of the underlying disease do not disappear, then you must again visit the attending physician in order that he picked up a new drug. Independent treatment is not recommended in any case.