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How do I tell if I have real allergies or vasomotor rhinitis?

How do I tell if I have real allergies or vasomotor rhinitis?

Testing: Rhinitis is just a stuff, running nose, with maybe sneezing. Allergic rhinitis is rhinitis that is caused by allergies and this is determined by skin testing. Vasomotor rhinits can co exist with ar and typically is triggered by cold air, odors, perfumes, bad smells. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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Most mornings i wake up with a runny nose and very often have nasal congestion. No temperature & i feel fine. No known allergies. Vasomotor rhinitis?

Most mornings i wake up with a runny nose and very often have nasal congestion. No temperature & i feel fine. No known allergies. Vasomotor rhinitis?

Combination problems: Congestion after lying down is due to dilation of nasal tissues related to gravity. That said, if your septum was straight you probably wouldn't feel congested. Also, most people have at least mild allergies so when you say "no known" do you mean negative tests? It turns our there is a commin condition called "local allergic rhinitis" where the nose is allergic but tests are negative. See an ent. ...Read more

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Can you explain the difference between vasomotor rhinitis and allergies?

Allergy vs. Not: Allergies happen when our bodies over-react to something like pollen, animal dander, foods. Vasomotor rhinitis is a stuffy runny nose that is *not* caused by allergies. ...Read more

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If you find that drainage is comming from your head and it is not vasomotor rhinitis or allergy what else can it be. Do i need a xray on my head.

If you find that drainage is comming from your head and it is not vasomotor rhinitis or allergy what else can it be.  Do i need a xray on my head.

Possibly Dental: Have you been to your dentist latley? It is possible that you have dental abscesses that\ are casusing some drainage. Often the top teeth will have an abscess draining into the sinuses and as long as the infection finds a way to drain, you may not have any pain. Also, a full mouth series of dental x-rays might give some clues as to other possible problems if it is not dental related. ...Read more

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When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose. So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

When I play my ps2, I get a stuffy / runny nose.  So is this vasomotor rhinitis?

Moms would like that: Don't think so. I think that in order to take down the bad guys you are forced to sit on the carpet or the sofa for long periods of time with exposure to house dust mites or pet dander. You more likely have perennial allergic rhinitis to house dust mites, dog dander or cat dander. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any new medications for chronic vasomotor rhinitis ?

Atrovent nasal spray: This is a prescription nasal spray and so you need to see a doc/nurse for an evaluation first. It is probably better used in conjunction with a nasal steroid spray. Atrovent works pretty well and fast...Consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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My vasomotor rhinitis is affecting my vision, what should I do?

My vasomotor rhinitis is affecting my vision, what should I do?

See an allergist: Vasomotor rhinitis doesn't affect vision, but some of the medications used to treat it might. Your eyesight is nothing to play around with - you need to get this checked out. If you're taking meds for it, see the person who prescribed it; if it's not under control, see an allergist. If you deal with the vasomotor rhinitis and the vision problems persist, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is singulair (montelukast) effective in treating vasomotor rhinitis?

No: There is no study supporting its efficacy. However it may be helpful for allergic rhinitis (50%) ; especially Aspirin exacerbated rhinitis. A nasal antihistamine may also be helpful for vasomotor rhinitis yet you are apparently not on it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Vasomotor (Definition)

Causing or regulating dilation or constriction ...Read more