Q – Tips: Gustatory rhinitis

Q – Tips: Gustatory rhinitis

  • Gustatory rhinitis is a food allergy mimic with symptoms of profuse runny nose and/or post-nasal drip that occurs with eating. However, the symptoms are not brought on by an allergy to the food, but rather a neurologic reflex. As the brain sends signals to the GI tract to digest food, it mistakenly sends a signal to the nose to make mucus.

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