Can Asthma Cause Rhinitis
Rhinitis typically precedes the development of asthma and can contribute to unsatisfactory asthma control. The presence and type of asthma is influenced by sensitization, and the duration and... A paper by Tufvesson et al showed that exhaled nitric oxide from the periphery of the lung is progressively elevated in patients with (1) rhinitis only, (2) patients with allergic rhinitis and bronchial hyperreactivity and (3) patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma. The same authors showed a trend towards increased sputum eosinophilic cationic protein going from (1). Loss of sense of smell or taste.
Headache. Facial pain due to sinus pressure. Alongside the formation of nasal polyps, its important to note that asthma often accompanies perennial allergic rhinitis, contributing to the breathing difficulties its associated with.