Diagnosis of Allergic Rhinitis
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
Your doctor ask you will about your symptoms and health record. You may have questions about the foods you eat, your daily life, or if you notice problems at certain times. Your doctor will look inside your nose for signs of swelling and irritation. Your answers and the results of the exam may point to allergic rhinitis.
Tests may not be needed. In some cases, you may have:
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Allergic rhinitis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116217/Allergic-rhinitis. Updated July 9, 2018. Accessed October 16, 2018.
Allergic rhinitis. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/immunology-allergic-disorders/allergic,-autoimmune,-and-other-hypersensitivity-disorders/allergic-rhinitis. Updated January 2018. Accessed October 16, 2018.
Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 10/16/2018
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