Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses for allergic rhinitis (hay fever)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Javed Sheikh, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Vasomotor rhinitis or nonallergic rhinitis

Gustatory rhinitis (vagally mediated)

Rhinitis medicamentosa (eg, due to topical decongestants, antihypertensives, cocaine abuse)

Hormonal rhinitis (eg, related to pregnancy, hypothyroidism, oral contraceptive use)

Anatomic rhinitis (eg, deviated septum, choanal atresia, adenoid hypertrophy, foreign body, nasal tumor)


Immotile cilia syndrome (ciliary dyskinesis)

Cerebrospinal fluid leak

Nasal polyps

Granulomatous rhinitis (eg, Wegener g

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