Allergic Rhinitis is sometimes misdiagnosed as Nasal Tumors

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Nasal Tumors, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Allergic Rhinitis.

Allergic rhinitis is a response to an allergic substance that causes sneezing, a runny, stuffy and itchy nose, coughing, sore throat, watery and itchy eyes, headaches and excessive fatigue. Allergic rhinitis can be misdiagnosed as deviated septum, nasal tumours, enlarged adenoids, hypertrophic turbinates, Wegener’s granulomatosis, sarcoidosis, relapsing poly chondritis, Sjogren’s syndrome and midline granuloma.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Stuffy nose, sneezing, runny no, se, watery eyes, dark circles under the eyes, frequent headaches itchy nose, coughing, sore or scratchy throat, itchy eyes, eczema-type symptoms, hives, excessive fatigue

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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