Symptoms & Signs
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
- Watery nasal drainage (rhinorrhea)
Diagnosis & Tests
The doctor will ask you about your symptoms, when they occur, and what seems to trigger them.
You will also be asked about your home and work environment. The doctor may look inside your nose and see that the tissues lining the nose are swollen due to inflamed blood vessels.
Allergy skin tests may be done to rule out allergies as a cause of your symptoms.
Blood tests to determine your total serum IgE and total circulating eosinophil count may be ordered.
Pictures & ImagesNasal mucosa
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Review Date : 5/25/2009
Reviewed By : Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Georgetown University Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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