Gonococcal rhinitis is rare in adults, it is mainly developed due to the transfer of gonorrheal secretions by fingers. In newborns and infants, on the other hand, gonococcal rhinitis is commonly observed - nasal mucosa affected during childbirth by secret of mother's vagina.
Diagnosis and symptoms of gonorrheal rhinitis
Gonococcal rhinitis accompanied by a strong inflammatory swelling of the mucous membrane, which can go on the outside of the nose, as well as flushing the nasal openings and inflammation of the conjunctiva. In most cases, swelling of local lymph nodes. Purulent or muco-purulent discharge is very abundant; in discharge, in addition to gonorrhea (causative agent), also found streptococcus. Average rhinitis differs from gonococcal rhinitis by the absence of gonorrhea neisseria and external nose swelling.
Gonococcal rhinitis treatment
In the treatment of gonococcal rhinitis is used antibiotics. It is better to avoid the nasal washes (there is a risk of ear infection) and apply the spray of physiological saline or 3% boric acid solution. Subsequently, in gonorrhea rhinitis treatment is appropriate 1% silver nitrate solution lubrication or antiseptic powders insufflation.