Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of pediatric allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Jack M Becker, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Primary care physicians can attend to most patients.

Patients in whom diagnosis or treatment is more difficult may require consultation with a specialist. This usually starts with an allergist, who performs a complete allergy evaluation, including diagnostic tests. Therapy is instituted, which is a combination of environmental manipulations, medications and, in some patients, allergen-specific immunotherapy.

Refer patients in whom allergic rhinitis becomes hard to manage or diagnose to an allergist for complete evaluation and advanced treatment, including institution of allergen-specific immunotherapy.

If medical therapies do not produce an adequate result, referral to an ENT specialist should be indicated for possible surgical intervention.


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