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How is vasomotor rhinitis diagnosed?

Vasomotor rhinitis is an inflamed condition of the nasal membranes and causes sneezing, stuffiness, and a runny nose. In order to diagnosing vasomotor rhinitis, your doctor will want to eliminate allergy and sinus problems as causes. Blood and skin tests that measure the immune system's and skin's response to allergens determine presence of an allergy. A computerized tomography (CT) and a nasal endoscopy are techniques used to determine sinus problems such as a deviated septum. Once these problems are eliminated, the doctor can make a clear diagnosis for vasomotor rhinitis.

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