Treatment of Vasomotor Rhinitis & its Prognosis, Prevention and Recovery Period

Treatment for Vasomotor Rhinitis

Here are some useful remedies to treat vasomotor rhinitis condition:

  • Use of OTC corticosteroid nasal sprays for example fluticasone can help in the treatment of vasomotor rhinitis.
  • Use of OTC saline nasal sprays.
  • Use of OTC decongestants like phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine.
  • Use of OTC antihistamines like clemastine, loratadine and diphenhydramine also is helpful in the treatment of vasomotor rhinitis.

However, your doctor may prescribe other drugs, if your vasomotor rhinitis symptoms are serious and when you experience some side effects from the use of OTC drugs.

Common prescription drugs that can be used in treatment of vasomotor rhinitis include:

Treatment for Vasomotor Rhinitis

  • Corticosteroid nasal spray for vasomotor rhinitis like mometasone.
  • Antihistamine nasal sprays like olopatadine hydrochloride and azelastine.
  • Anti-drip and anticholinergic nasal sprays like ipratropium.

In some cases, which are rare, your doctor may opt for surgery in treatment of your vasomotor rhinitis symptoms. The option may be of help, if you have some underlying health problems, which intensifies your symptoms. Such include deviated septum or nasal polyps.

Alternative Medicine to Treat Vasomotor Rhinitis

Some studies indicate that application of capsaicin repeatedly inside the nose can relieve vasomotor rhinitis. Capsaicin is an ingredient that makes hot pepper has some heat. Although detailed studies are needed, relief has been indicated to last for 36 weeks, if the treatment is utilized multiple times in a day.

Home Remedies for Vasomotor Rhinitis

The home remedies mentioned below can aid in reducing discomfort and relieving you from vasomotor rhinitis symptoms caused by nonallergic rhinitis.

  • If irritants or mucus are present, blow your nose gently and regularly.
  • Humidifying the air is a great home remedy for vasomotor rhinitis. Have a humidifier in your bedroom or office, if the air is dry. However, always clean the humidifier as instructed by the manufacturer. Besides, you can breathe some steam from a warm shower in order to loosen your mucus and in clearing your head from stuffiness.
  • Another great home remedy for vasomotor rhinitis is rinsing the nasal passages. Irrigate your nose using squeeze bottle like the ones found in net pot, saline kits and bulb syringe, since they have a special design. This kind of home remedy is known as nasal lavage, which aids in keeping your nose off irritants. The home remedy is the most effective treatment for vasomotor rhinitis when used daily. However, to prevent infections, use distilled or sterilized water, or water that has been boiled, cooled and filtered using a filter with a pore size of micron to make the solution. Besides, always rinse your irrigation device after use, using distilled, sterilized water, or water that has been boiled, cooled and filtered. Then air-dry it by leaving it in an open place.

Prognosis/Outlook for Vasomotor Rhinitis

The seriousness of your symptoms will determine your outlook or prognosis, if you develop vasomotor rhinitis. Also, use of over the counter or prescribed medicines can reduce or eliminate your symptoms. Additionally, correction of underlying health conditions like deviated septum can enhance your prognosis and lower your symptoms.

Prevention of Vasomotor Rhinitis

Prevention of vasomotor rhinitis is not easy, if you are unaware of the symptoms causing the condition. However, if you recognize the causes, it is much easier to avoid them. By avoiding the causes of vasomotor rhinitis, your discomfort and symptoms are reduced.

If your symptoms are serious, ensure you contact your doctor, to see if he/she help in finding a working treatment. Also, the doctor might diagnose your health problems which are making your symptoms worse. With the right treatment, you might eliminate, prevent or reduce your symptoms.

Besides, avoid overusing nasal decongestants. Although the medications can provide short term relief for your symptoms, the symptoms can be worse if you use them for more than three to four days.

Recovery Period/Healing Time for Vasomotor Rhinitis

Your mode of treatment determines your recovery period/healing time for vasomotor rhinitis. Only your doctor can tell your approximate recovery time and answers to your recurrence questions. Always consult your doctor for anything you will need.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:May 9, 2022

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