Vasomotor rhinitis is a pathologic condition of the nose produced by a local or a remote disturbance in the vasomotor mechanism. It is noninfectious in origin. It may, however, occur with an infectious or with an allergic condition of the nose.1
There are three types of the disease:2 (1) acute vasomotor rhinitis; (2) subacute or chronic vasomotor rhinitis, and (3) vasomotor rhinitis, acute or chronic, with osseous hypertrophy. The acute form is characterized by: (a) profuse watery discharge; (b) pale, edematous, boggy, water-logged mucosa, and (c) evanescent obstruction of the nose. (In evanescent obstruction either one or both sides of the nose may be involved. In fact, the congestion may change from one side to the other or may disappear entirely under the examiner's eyes.) In the chronic type there is evidence of repeated attacks of inflammation of the mucosa, manifested by the appearance of polypoid degeneration in different parts
FISHOF FE. TREATMENT OF VASOMOTOR RHINITIS AND ALLIED CONDITIONS WITH SODIUM MORRHUATE: PRELIMINARY REPORT. Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(4):413–419. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030424003
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