Did you know that there is more than one type of rhinitis?
There are several types of rhinitis, with the 2 main types being allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. To the everyday individual these 2 conditions may seem exactly the same, when in fact they have distinct differences upon thorough examination.
In order to distinguish between the 2 conditions, your health care practitioner will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and request further diagnostic testing where necessary (such as skin testing or in-vitro IgE testing). The table below demonstrates the main differences between the conditions.