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Article
April 1935

IONIZATION AS A PROLONGED PALLIATIVE IN VASOMOTOR RHINITIS

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Laryngology, Rhinology and Otology, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(4):448-455. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020460007
Abstract

The object of the following presentation is to call attention to a method of ionization which has a pronounced and lasting palliative effect in cases of vasomotor rhinitis.

NATURE OF VASOMOTOR RHINITIS

The factors underlying vasomotor conditions of the nose are not sharply defined. Some authors have assumed that vasomotor rhinitis is a local manifestation of a constitutional allergic state; others have expressed the belief that it is a symptom of some metabolic, endocrinic or nervous disorder. Whichever view is correct, it is generally agreed that this type of rhinitis is not a disease entity, even though substantial proof is still lacking. The nasal condition itself is not a true inflammation but an edema of the membranous tissues characterized by eosinophilic infiltration. As this manifestation is the predominating phenomenon for which patients seek relief, it is clear that rhinologists must pay attention to it in addition to giving whatever

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