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Doctor insights on: New Treatments For Vasomotor Rhinitis

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Are there any successful treatments for vasomotor rhinitis and associated coughing durig peak pollen when nasal sprays/antihista./inhalers do not work

Are there any successful treatments for vasomotor rhinitis and associated coughing durig peak pollen when nasal sprays/antihista./inhalers do not work

Vasomotor rhinitis: By definition, vasomotor rhinitis is not allergies and not infectious. It is related to irritants and not easily treated. Nasal steroid sprays and antihistamine nasal sprays (astepro) are approved for treatment but even with these complete relief is unusual. Avoiding the triggers is helpful but can be impractical. Pollen has nothing to do with vasomotor rhinitis and antihistamines don't work. ...Read more

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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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Whatv are the causes and treatments used for vasomotor rhinitis pls?

Whatv are the causes and treatments used for vasomotor rhinitis pls?

Irritation: The diagnosis of vasomotor rhinitis is made when allergies have been ruled out. It is triggered by irritation of the nasal mucosa often by odors and other environmental triggers such as changes in the barometric pressure. First line treatment would be a nasal steroid spray. ...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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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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Could you tell me any new medications for chronic vasomotor rhinitis ?

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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I suffer from vasomotor rhinitis. Help?

I suffer from vasomotor rhinitis. Help?

Vasomotor rhinitis: Vasomotor rhinitis is the old term for non-allergic, non-infectious rhinitis. So it is not allergies and not infections, but runny stuffy nose triggered by irritants such as temperature change, weather, smoke, perfume, etc. Avoidance is best, but not always practical. Topical nasal steroid sprays, the anticholinergic nasal spray atrovent nasal as well as astelin/astepro may all help. ...Read more

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What to do if I suffer from vasomotor rhinitis?

Get help: Accurate diagnosis is essential and depends on key elements of your history and testing to rule out allergy. Nasal antihistamines are most effective, alone or in combination with nasal steroid. ...Read more

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Whats the best home treatment for vasomotor rhinitis?

Whats the best home treatment for vasomotor rhinitis?

Tissues: Best med for vasomotor rhinitis is ipratropium spray (atrovent nasal spray). Antihistamine nasal sprays are also useful (patanase, astepro, astelin) but not oral antihistamines. Afrin & other otc nasal decongestants work in a pinch but often lead to overuse, decreasing effectiveness & paradoxically increased congestion, a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa aka medicine nose. See your md. ...Read more

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Best treatment to keep vasomotor rhinitis under control?

It is difficult to: Keep vasomotor rhinitis since it is related to the environment /weather changes . The best approach would be try to protect your self during the cold season ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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Can having vasomotor rhinitis give you a headache and make you nauseous?

Potentially: The rhinitis can cause nasal congestion, which can lead to sinusitis, which can lead to headaches, which can make you nauseated ... You being "nauseous" means that you make other people nauseated ... ...Read more

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Is vasomotor rhinitis linked to anxiety at times? Do ssri help with vmr? Thanks

Yes: Patients with vasomotor rhinitis often note an increase in the nasal drip when in social situations. I'm not sure of ssri's would help. I find the best treatment is ipratropium nasal spray. Two sprays every 6 hours as needed espsecially before situations which trigger the runny nose is often extremely helpful in controlling the runny nose. ...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

Vasomotor (Definition)

Causing or regulating dilation or constriction ...Read more