Hi...get her on singulair....but she should be tested by an allergist..
The antihistamines will dry her out even more.
She could have rhinitis, but not the allergic kind...it could be related to UC.
It's possible she's allergic to salicylates....it would be sad if she were, however, if it's helping the UC...
a normal saline spray or rhinaris pump spray?
Oh, there was a commercial of another product that one puts around the nose to block allergens...if that worked for her, it's an external culprit.
Is she the same all year round?
You could ask the doctor for the 2g dosage of Rowasa.....
Allergist for sure...he/she can take a look at her blood levels to see whether it's autoimmune or allergy related.
The other option is a rheumatologist....eventually....
Have you done research on autoimmune rhinitis?
How is are her eating habits? does she use any fragranced products? hair products?
Do you have pets?
I also lean towards hormones.....
Singulair could be a positive for her....I've suggested it to a few friends for their kids and it's been an amazing change.
Hope you get it figured out...
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!