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Diagnosis of Allergic Rhinitis
by Michelle Badash, MS
Your doctor or allergist will begin by taking a detailed medical history. This will include questions about your lifestyle, eating habits, family and medical history, and medication use. A physical exam will be done. The inside of your nose will be checked for signs of inflammation.
Testing for allergic rhinitis may include:
Allergic rhinitis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116217/Allergic-rhinitis. Updated November 22, 2016. Accessed November 30, 2016.
Allergic rhinitis information. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website. Available at:
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Accessed September 24, 2014.
Last reviewed September 2016 by Mohei Abouzied, MD
Last Updated: 9/23/2014
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