[메디컬투데이=김준수 기자] Rhinitis is a nasal mucosa inflammatory disease that causes runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, and itching. Most people mistake rhinitis symptoms for a cold and often miss important treatment times.
Rhinitis, which is divided into acute and chronic, symptoms disappear after about a week without medication, but chronic rhinitis requires special attention. In particular, in the case of chronic rhinitis, active treatment is more difficult in children, so the treatment period is missed. At this time, it is important to prevent secondary complications from occurring.
Missing the right time to treat pediatric rhinitis will affect the growth and brain activity of growing children. Additionally, secondary complications such as nasal congestion, chronic headaches, sleep disorders, growth disorders, decreased brain activity and concentration, atopy, and asthma may occur.
▲ Director Jeong Mi-jeon (Photo = Provided by Hamsoa Oriental Medicine Clinic)
If treatment and management are done well during this period, the risk of developing adult rhinitis later can be reduced. In Oriental medicine, rhinitis is treated by comprehensively considering the individual’s constitutional characteristics. The approach and treatment for nasal congestion when a child has a lot of fever and the heat is concentrated in the upper part of the body and when the child has a cold body and is sensitive to cold require different approaches and treatment, and the prescription for a child who is prone to a sticky nose is different from a child who has a runny nose.
Among the various herbal medicines and prescriptions that help with nasal ventilation, relieve mucous membrane swelling, and have anti-allergic effects, the treatment finds and treats the prescription that best suits the individual’s constitution and symptoms, which has the advantage of improving the overall condition.
Jeong Mi-jeon, director of the Changwon branch of Hamsoa Oriental Medicine Clinic, advised, “It is most important to receive treatment for rhinitis when the initial symptoms appear, and it is good to alleviate symptoms by creating a proper living environment and developing habits.”
Medical Today Reporter Kim Jun-su ([email protected])
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