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Recurring problem of watery right eyes, nose. Diagnosed non allergic rhinitis. Cure?

I have a reoccuring problem where only my right eye and right nostril will water for a full day then I m completely fine the next. This has been happening for a number of years (at least 20 yrs). This is the third time in as little as a month and half. I had allergy tests when I was in my 20s (I m 49 now- no allergies), saw an ENTafterwards and was told I had non- allergic rhinitis as I felt stuffed up all the time but no watering. The problem stopped a number of years after and I havent had that constant stuffy feeling since except for the watering today. Normally it affects me once or twice a year but this is the third time in a short amount of time.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Thanks for ur query
Non-allergic rhinitis has two varieties - vasomotor rhinitis and NARES. Your history seems to me that you are suffering from vasomotor rhinitis as there is watery discharges only. For that you need to take nasal spray containing anti-cholinergics like ipratropium bromide on long-term basis. If there is itching along with watering then you should have undergone eosinophil count in the nasal secretions. If eosinophil count in the nasal secretion is raised in the absence of positive skin allergic testing then the diagnosis of NARES will be established and treatment for that will be intra-nasal corticosteroids for atleast 3 months and treatment should be stepped up or stepped down as per response to therapy.
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