What physical findings of pediatric allergic rhinitis are noted in the ears?

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Jack M Becker, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Tympanic membranes should be examined for the presence of chronic infection or middle ear effusion.

The role of AR in chronic otitis media is not clear, but decreased numbers of infections have been noted in AR children once therapy was instituted.


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