What is the prognosis of pediatric allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Jack M Becker, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Most patients are able to live normal lives with the symptoms.

Only patients who receive allergen-specific immunotherapy have resolution of AR symptoms; however, many patients do very well with intermittent symptomatic care. AR symptoms may recur 2–3 years after discontinuation of allergen immunotherapy.

A small percentage of patients improve during the teenage years, but in most, symptoms recur in the early twenties or later. Symptoms begin to wane when patients reach the fifth decade of life.


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