Otolaryngology Book


Rhinitis Medicamentosa

Aka: Rhinitis Medicamentosa
  1. Pathophysiology
    1. Associated with topical agent use >5-7 days
    2. Tachyphylaxis associated with medications
      1. Nasal Decongestants (Afrin, Neo-Synephrine)
      2. Nasal spray preservative Benzalkonium chloride
    3. Other associated medications
      1. Reserpine
      2. Oral Contraceptive pills
      3. Inderal
      4. Aldomet
  2. Symptoms
    1. Rebound nasal Congestion after nasal Decongestant
  3. Signs
    1. Fiery red edema at nasal mucosa
  4. Management
    1. Intranasal Steroid (e.g. Vancenase)
    2. Withdrawal of nasal Decongestant
  5. Prevention
    1. Avoid prolonged use of nasal Decongestants
  6. Reference
    1. Graf (1997) J Allergy 52(40 suppl): 28-34 [PubMed]

Rhinitis medicamentosa (C0149980)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 95239003
Dutch medicamenteuze rhinitis, rhinitis medicamentosa
French Rhinite médicamenteuse
German Rhinitis medicamentosa, Rhinitis, von Medikamenten verursacht
Italian Rinite da farmaci
Portuguese Rinite medicamentosa
Spanish Rinitis medicamentosa, rinitis medicamentosa (trastorno), rinitis medicamentosa
Japanese 薬物性鼻炎, ヤクブツセイビエン
English rhinitis medicamentosa, rhinitis medicamentosa (diagnosis), Rhinitis medicamentous, Rhinitis medicamentosa, Rhinitis medicamentosa (disorder)
Czech Rýma medikamentózní, Medikamentózní rýma
Hungarian Gyógyszer okozta rhinitis
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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