What is geriatric rhinitis?
Rhinitis in older people is a common, but often neglected condition. Structural changes in the nose associated with aging predisposes one to rhinitis.1
Why does it happen?
As you age, the connective tissue in your nose may become weakened. This can cause the tip of your nose to droop, restricting airflow and potentially causing nasal obstructions.
Additionally, the lining inside the nose loses its efficacy with age, and it becomes more difficult to warm and moisten incoming air, which can produce dryness and nasal crusting.2