Diagnostic Tests for Runny nose
Diagnostic Test list for Runny nose:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Runny nose
- Physical examination
- Full examination of the ears, nose and throat
- Palpate the sinuses for tenderness that may suggest sinusitis
- Feel the lymph nodes in the neck for enlargement
- Blood tests
- Full blood count and ESR
- Serum IgE (elevated in allergic rhinitis)
- RAST allergy testing for specific allergens in allergic rhinitis
- Serum ANCA for Wegener's granulomatosis
- Syphilis serology, if indicated
- Radiological investigations
- Sinus X-Ray
- CT Scan of nasal cavity and sinuses may be indicated
- Nasal smear and culture - for bacteria and fungi. May also look for eosinophils (type of blood cell) which indicates allergic rhinitis.
- Skin smear from the skin or nasal lining - for detecting the organism responsible for leprosy, if suspected.
- Skin prick allergy testing for specific allergens in allergic rhinitis
- Nasopharyngoscopy - by Ears, nose and Throat specialist may be indicated.
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Runny nose causes:
- Cold & Flu: Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Runny nose:
The following list of conditions
have 'Runny nose' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete.
Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause
of any symptom.
Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which
include a symptom of Runny nose or choose View All.
Conditions listing medical complications: Runny nose:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Runny nose'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
» Next page: Glossary
Medical Tools & Articles:
Tools & Services:
Forums & Message Boards
- Ask or answer a question at the Boards: