Non-allergic occupational rhinitis: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment
Non-allergic occupational rhinitis: Patients with occupational rhinitis have symptoms of rhinitis only in the workplace. These symptoms are usually due to an inhaled irritant (e.g., metal salts, animal dander, latex, wood dusts and chemicals).
Patients with occupational rhinitis frequently present with concurrent occupational asthma.
Diagnosis: The diagnosis is based on the history or the results of nasal provocation or skin testing.
Management: Avoidance is preferable, but this is often not achievable. In the situations, nasal corticosteroids or second-generation antihistamines have been of use.