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Stuffy nose, itchy & runny after waking up, sneezing. Blowing nose helps. 2 prick tests negative. Smells trigger sneezing. Began after flu 6 yrs ago.

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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In brief: Nonallergic Rhinitis

With negative skin prick tests you are likely suffering from non-allergic rhinitis.
Compared to allergic rhinitis, this condition has a later age of onset, prominent nasal congestion, and triggers including strong scents/odors, changes in weather, cleaning products, and cigarette smoke. Antihistamine nasal sprays like azelastine, sinus rinses, and chlorpheniramine are effective.

In brief: Nonallergic Rhinitis

With negative skin prick tests you are likely suffering from non-allergic rhinitis.
Compared to allergic rhinitis, this condition has a later age of onset, prominent nasal congestion, and triggers including strong scents/odors, changes in weather, cleaning products, and cigarette smoke. Antihistamine nasal sprays like azelastine, sinus rinses, and chlorpheniramine are effective.
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