I suffer from permanent rhinitis. It comes on at night m...

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I suffer from permanent rhinitis. It comes on at night more seriously, or when I am sitting or if I hang my head down to wash my hair. It comes and goes during the day but does not affect me if I am walking in the open air. The only thing to relieve the chronic symptoms is when I get a hot flush, then my nose clears immediately and I get relief for the duration of the hot flush. I have been prescribed a steroid nose spray but have not started yet, I am loathe to do so as I also take a steroid each day in the form of a preventative spray for asthma. These symptoms have only occurred in the last year. I am now 56 and am going through the menopause. Any light to shed?

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    i have also got permanant rhinitis the only relief i get after 2 nose operations that did not work is an old fashioned remedy for a cold namely buying a bottle of menthol and eucolyptus from your local chemist putting a tablespoon into hot water then placing a towel over your head and breath in the vapours it works as good as any drugs without side effects it is most effective if you are badly affected with congestion

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    I also was diagnosed with asthma and rhinitis at 51 years old - I'm 57 now. I find that the asthma does not impact my life as much as the rhinitis. I have difficulty eating as trying to breathe and eat at the same time is a problem. Allergy tests produced no trigger items. I've found that alcohol makes it worse. I have tried nasal irrigation, but the only effective tratment on me is Prednisalone tablets, which I vary according to symptoms. I don't like taking all this steriod (I'm on inhalers and nasal spray as well)but I find the symptoms of rhinitis so miserable that it is worth the long term health risk. The joy of tasting food and smelling the new mown grass is sublime!

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    I have been asthmatic all my life but have had rhinitis for the last 3 years(I am 58) and find the rhinitis far more upsetting.

    A steroid nasal spray has reduced the perennial runny/blocked nose but I can NEVER smell anything at all and so cannot taste anything either. This only improves when I take oral steroids for asthma. What a joy it is then to smell and taste again.

    It seems silly to be so upset about something so trivial but I really hate it and would be so grateful for any advice.


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    Beware!!! I got ill 5 yrs ago with a degenarative,irreversable terminal lung disease. i have bin on high doses of oral predisalone , 18mths ago i had to have 2 catarax opps, i now have osteoparossis and artharitas and have to take high doses of morphine tablets as i can crack a rib ciughing. Docs are worryed that next is diabietis. all cos of steriods....Andy:headhurts::headhurts:

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