Which procedures are indicated in the workup of pediatric allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Jack M Becker, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Allergy skin testing is useful to identify suspected allergens. Testing can be done by both skin-prick or intradermal skin testing.

Spirometry maybe considered because as many as 70% of children with asthma have concomitant allergic rhinitis.

Rhinoscopy can be helpful in direct examination of the upper airway for identification of an obstructive versus infectious etiology of the rhinitis and for evaluation of nasal polyposis.

See Workup for more detail.


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