If you have nonallergic rhinitis, you probably have symptoms that come and go year-round. You may have constant symptoms, symptoms that last for hours or symptoms that last for days. Signs and symptoms of nonallergic rhinitis may include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Mucus (phlegm) in the throat (postnasal drip)

Nonallergic rhinitis doesn't usually cause itchy nose, eyes or throat — symptoms associated with allergies such as hay fever.

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if:

  • Your symptoms are severe
  • You have signs and symptoms of nonallergic rhinitis that aren't relieved by over-the-counter medications or self-care
  • You have bothersome side effects from over-the-counter or prescription medications for rhinitis
Feb. 19, 2013