Vasomotor rhinitis

Definition

Vasomotor rhinitis is a chronic running nose (rhinitis) that is characterized by intermittent (coming and going) episodes of sneezing, watery nasal drainage (rhinorrhea), and blood-vessel congestion of the nasal mucus membranes.

There appears to be a hypersensitive response to stimuli such as a dry atmosphere, air pollutants, spicy foods, alcohol, strong emotions, and some medications. There is no infection or allergy causing these symptoms.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.

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