Keywords: Hay fever


Appropriate Tests

Allergic disease

If investigation considered appropriate: Skin prick allergen testing or Allergen specific Immunoglobulin E; the results should be interpreted in relation to the history. Immunoglobulin E is of little value.

Nasal discharge - microscopy for eosinophils may occasionally be helpful.

See also Asthma, Eczema.

Non-allergic rhinitis


Coryza (common cold)


Vasomotor rhinitis


Foreign body


Local nasal lesion

  • Polyp, tumour

Lesion biopsy, if indicated.

Rhinitis medicamentosa


Cocaine abuse


CSF Rhinorrhoea

Rhinorrhoea CSF.

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