What Is Non-Allergic Rhinitis?

(Vasomotor Rhinitis)

Approximately 33 percent of people with rhinitis symptoms do not have allergies. Non-allergic rhinitis, also known as “reactive nose” or “sensitive nose,” primarily affects adults and presents with year-round symptoms such as runny nose and nasal congestion. Unlike allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis does not involve the body’s immune system. Patients have negative skin tests and their symptoms are triggered by irritants such as weather changes or strong odors.