What Causes a Constant Runny Nose?

Do you carry a box of tissues in your pocket, because your nose is always runny? A constant runny nose is an annoyance and an inconvenience - but what causes this problem?

The most common cause of a constant runny nose is perennial rhinitis. Unlike seasonal allergic rhinitis, an allergic reaction that occurs when certain plants and trees are blooming outdoors, perennial rhinitis is an annoyance year round and is usually caused by indoor allergens such as dust mites, mold, and pet dander.

In addition to a constant runny nose, perennial rhinitis causes itchy eyes, nose, and throat and itching and sneezing. Many of the triggers for perennial rhinitis are found outside, so you can't escape the problem by taking shelter in your home. Having a constant runny nose year-round causes a significant amount of distress for many perennial rhinitis sufferers.
Treating Perennial Rhinitis The first step towards fixing a constant runny nose is to identify the allergic triggers. This usually invol…

Wegener's Granulomatosis: What is it and What Causes It?

Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is believed to be an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and constriction of the blood vessels. This disorder can affect the sinuses, the lungs and the kidneys and liver. The organs become compromised because the blood flow to the organs is severely impaired. If a diagnosis is made early, an individual should recover without any serious complications; this condition usually only affects the lungs. However, WG can prove to be fatal when the disease causes the liver or the kidneys to shut down.
What causes? The medical community doesn't know very much about Wegener's granulomatosis. The doctors know more about what Wegener's granulomatosis isn't than what it is. Scientists don't all agree to what causes this disease. Some believe that Wegener's granulomatosis could be caused by toxins in the environment. Others believe that genetics may play a part in this disease. Many in the medical community believe that Wegener's…

How to Know If You Have Allergies?

There are many different signs and symptoms that may lead you to believe your problem is allergies. Maybe you have noticed you begin sneezing as soon as you go outside. Sneezing while outdoors could mean that you are suffering from pollen or ragweed allergy. No matter what symptom you are displaying it's very important to rule out allergies.

How Can You Tell if it's a Migraine or Sinus Headache?

Did you know that only one out of every thirty people that claim to be suffering from a sinus headache actually are? Surprisingly, those other twenty-nine are actually suffering from a migraine.

Labyrinthitis: Symptoms and a Story

A 28 year-old woman was seen in an ER because of severe vertigo (spinning sensation) and vomiting for several hours.

How Exercise Helped Me Change My Life?

It's not a secret-exercising is something that every human being on the face of the earth should do. Read WebMD, go to your doctor's office, visit a gym or even a spa-articles on the subject of enhancing your life through exercise abound!