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I am desperate to find out what causes my rhinitis. Many years of suffering with itchy cough, green phlegm (non bacterial), sore red eyes and blocked runny nose. Year round symptoms peaking April to September. Diagnosed as non allegic. This year things got so bad with the horrendous cough which keeps me awake, that I started to cough up blood. After three months of this CT scans revealed polyps on both lungs. COP - cryptonized organizing pneumonia was diagnosed. Basically this means multi bacteria attacking lungs. After six weeks on high dose steroids the nodules have reduced in size. Anyway, now that steroids have been tapered to low dose all my symptoms have returned and once again I have a cough producing thick green phlegm which tests as non bacterial... therefore, I am convinced my rhinitis is the cause of the problems with my lungs. Basically, years of severe coughing and phlegm on the chest but try getting the NHS to accept that! Hopefully this explains my desperation in understanding what causes my rhinitis in the first place. Always worse in the Summer but not "hayfever".
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