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What If It's Not An Allergy?

Nasal problems don’t always mean allergies. It could be nasal polyps or inflammation of the lining of your nose.

Full transcript: So you've got nasal allergy problems. What else could it be? If it's not an allergy? There are things like nasal polyps the septum down your nose could be bent over quite a bit, there are chronic swelling conditions of the lining of your nose that aren't an allergy. Sometimes there are tumors other times foreign bodies get in there and then probably the most common is vasomotor rhinitis just a swelling of the lining of the nose that mimics dust mite allergy. How can we differentiate big thing as we talk with you we look at your nose and oftentimes some allergy testing is done in the end you're going to feel better either way.

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Topics: Allergies

Mark Bubak, M.D.

About the Author: Mark Bubak, M.D.

Dr. Bubak is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology to care for adults and children with asthma and allergies. He has been active in allergy research and education with special emphasis on new allergy testing and treatment methods. A South Dakota native, his medical degree is from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, with Allergy and Internal Medicine fellowships at the Mayo Clinic.

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