Allergic rhinitis

Patient : Hi,I'm a 30 year old female,I've been congested for about 2 months now,my ENT said I have allergic rhinitis,I've never had allergies before mind you.I'm currently using nasonex,but I'm a smoker.Will smoking hinder the nasonex from working?
Symptoms:  Congestion.
Doctor :   Allergies may manifest at any age, upon exposure to specific allergen(s) that cause hypersensitivity reaction in such in dividuals. Smoking does not effect the function of Nasonex per se, but it definately retards the mucocilliary clearance mechanism in the respiratory tract, including nasal mucosa. This may lead to nasal congestion and later sinusitis. There is no evidence or any literature reference to prove a direct correlation between smoking and Allergic Rhinitis. However, due to reasons citied above and other harmful health effects of smoking at your age, it is best to give it up with a determined approach.

Related Q&A

Q: I was in vacation and 4 days into the trip I developed a itchy feeling all over my body. I have no bite marks however...

Q: I got a test ige immunoglobulin serum test . The value cams 520 ? What does this mean . I am a 30 years old mum .

Q: My friend took alegra and tussin and speed and now he says he is having a hard time breathing and stayingawake

Q: Hello, I had my nose pierced about 4 weeks ago. I thought I was starting to get an infection but it turned out to be...

Q: I really want a cat but suffer with allergies. Is there any way I can live with one and control the allergy


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon