Which clinical history findings are characteristic of allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Past medical history

  • In children, a history of recurrent otitis media, upper respiratory tract infection, asthma, chronic rashes, and formula intolerance are suggestive of allergies.

  • Other pertinent medical problems (eg, asthma, aspirin hypersensitivity) and the use of medications (eg, beta-blockers, tranquilizers) that could interfere with the treatment for allergies should be evaluated.

  • Inquire about the results of previous allergy tests and treatment.


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