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Can you explain the difference between vasomotor rhinitis and allergies?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
2 doctors agree

In brief: Allergy vs irritant

Allergic rhinitis is an allergic response to pollen, molds, & pet dander; this requires sensitization (prior exposure) and subsequent production of allergic antibodies (called ige).
Vasomotor rhinitis is due to irritation; 'vaso' means blood vessel while 'motor' implies something causes the vessels to react, typically irritants like smoke & dust. Skin testing is negative with vasomotor rhinitis.

In brief: Allergy vs irritant

Allergic rhinitis is an allergic response to pollen, molds, & pet dander; this requires sensitization (prior exposure) and subsequent production of allergic antibodies (called ige).
Vasomotor rhinitis is due to irritation; 'vaso' means blood vessel while 'motor' implies something causes the vessels to react, typically irritants like smoke & dust. Skin testing is negative with vasomotor rhinitis.
Dr. Alex Martinez
Dr. Alex Martinez
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