FROM OUR EXPERTS
This question has not been answered by one of our experts yet.
In this entry, I would like to discuss some recent findings on the association with "rhinitis" - inflammation of the nasal passages that often causes runny nose and congestion -- and asthma. In an earlier entry, I reviewed the connection between allergies and asthma. Over 2/3 of asthmatics have allergies, which often cause symptoms in the form of hay fever. This number is even higher in kids, and many children with asthma are followed by a pediatric allergist since many of them developed allergies requiring treatment before developing asthma. But what about the other 1/3 of adults who do not have allergies, and is there a connection between having chronic nasal symptoms and asthma regardless of allergies?
Rhinitis is associated with developing asthma Many individuals have asthma and allergies, and have symptoms of both asthma and hay fever. In general, there are more people with hay fever who do not have asthma than those who do. Is there a risk of developing asthma in adulthood...
Alternative Names Fracture of the nose; Broken nose Prevention Wear protective headgear while playing contact sports, riding bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, or rollerblades. Use seat belts and appropriate car seats when driving. References Drezner JA, Harmon KG, OKane JW. Sports medicine. In: Rakel RE, ed. Textbook of Family Medicine . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 41. Riviello RJ. Otolaryngologic procedures. In: Roberts JR, Hedges JR, eds. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine . 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2004:chap 65. Belleza WG, Kalman S. Otolaryngologic emergencies in the outpatient setting. Medical Clinics of North America . March 2006;90(2):329-353.
Alternative Names Something stuck in the nose; Objects in the nose Prevention Discourage children from putting foreign objects into body openings. Keep small objects out of the reach of infants and toddlers. References Thomas SH, White BA. Foreign bodies. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 57.
You should know
Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.