In winter, many people start pulling their noses completely without worrying about it. But rhinitis is the first sign that something disturbing is happening in our body. And it is worth paying attention to its consistency and colour! On the basis of such observations it is necessary to choose an appropriate treatment or visit a doctor.
Lack of colour – i.e. colourless, watery rhinitis – usually appears in spring and summer as a nightmare for allergy sufferers. It is the first sign of allergic rhinitis or acute rhinitis. It isn’t a threat to our health, but it can be very troublesome. It may be accompanied by other symptoms such as itching, tearing or sneezing. In order to avoid such situations, contact with the allergen should be minimized as much as possible.
White colour – the nasal discharge often takes on a very dense texture; this is a sign of a viral disease that our body is trying to fight against. You can go to a pharmacy to buy preparations that shorten the duration of the disease.
Yellow or green colour – it also has a dense consistency and is a sign of bacterial rhinitis. If it lasts longer than a few days and home remedies do not work, you should consult a doctor, but remember that antibiotics are not always a good way to treat the first option due to the support of the development of drug resistance among bacteria. Therefore, if there is no need for antibiotic treatment, it is worth reaching for other specifics.
Blood rhinitis – if you see more blood in the nasal discharge, you should immediately see a doctor, because it may be a symptom of a more serious respiratory disease, such as tuberculosis. Small amounts of blood can be the result of irritation of the nose as a result of frequent lubrication. Soothing nasal drops can help.