About the Middle Ear Infection. Rhinitis can cause middle ear infection or otitis media problems, which is a disorder of the Eustachian tube. This tube is located behind the nose, connecting the back of the nose and middle ear that serves to drain the liquid.
The fluid that accumulates in the middle ear due to rhinitis becomes infected and causes infection in the middle ear.
Middle ear infections can cause symptoms such as hearing loss, earache, loss of balance, and fever.
Ibuprofen or paracetamol can be used to relieve fever and pain. Most ear infections will heal within a few days. However, if symptoms are severe and persist, see a doctor for further examination.
About the Nose Polyps. Nasal polyps can sometimes occur due to rhinitis. A polyp is a swelling that grows inside the nose that occurs due to inflammation of the nasal membrane. The size of nasal polyps are varied and may be gray, pink or yellow.
Surgery is generally required to remove large polyps. But if the polyp is still small then it can be overcome with a steroid nasal spray medication to prevent obstruction in the nose.
Polyps can interfere with breathing, block sinus infection symptoms, and reduce the ability of the sense of smell. Sinusitis can occur if nasal polyps grow in clusters or are large enough.
In cases with small polyps, it usually does not cause symptoms, but if large polyps can cause some symptoms:
- Pain on the face
- The sense of smell and sense of taste is reduced or even numb
- A runny or stuffy nose
- Mucus that falls from the back of the nose to the throat
- Loss of appetite.
- Itching around the eyes
- Pain in maxillary tooth