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:
Following tests are done to diagnose bacterial rhinitis:
With permanent hypertrophy of turbinates and with greater than 50-percent obstruction of nasal passage on both sides or complete obstruction on one side
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