Rhinitis, sinusitis and bronchitis: the main differences and why they are growing at the moment

  • Priscila Carvalho
  • From Rio de Janeiro to BBC News Brazil

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Diseases that appear more frequently in the fall and winter have different symptoms and require different treatments.

It is very common to see people drawing their noses, complaining about the difficulty of breathing in and out of their nose at this time of year.

In the fall, due to dry weather, increased soot in the air, a sudden drop in temperature and more pollutants, allergies often appear and cause problems such as rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis and other respiratory infections.

In winter, the onset of these conditions is also common, but they are caused by viral conditions, which increase considerably with the cold. “A cold wave, in which people are already aware, closes the windows and confines them more, which exacerbates the viral crisis and worsens the patient’s symptoms,” said otolaryngologist Marco Cesar Cajuru of the University Hospital (PR). ).

But how do you know the difference between all these diseases and find the right treatment? Usually, the symptoms are very different and there are signs that can be noticed in the first days of discomfort.

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