Bacterial rhinitis:

Bacterial rhinitis: 

Bacterial rhinitis is a type of upper respiratory infection that affects the nasal passages. It is a condition caused by the presence of bacteria in the nasal passages, unlike viral rhinitis, which is caused by a viral infection.


Bacterial rhinitis can be caused by a number of different bacteria, including Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. It can be spread through contact with infected individuals or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the nose.


The signs and symptoms of bacterial rhinitis include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Yellow or green discharge from the nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Can also cause sinus pressure and headaches


Following tests are done to diagnose bacterial rhinitis:

  • Physical examination and inquiry of symptoms by a healthcare provider
  • Laboratory analysis of nasal discharge sample to identify specific bacteria
  • X-rays or CT scans may be ordered to rule out other conditions like sinusitis

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