What is the most effective approach to avoiding symptoms in pediatric allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Jack M Becker, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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The best deterrent is to avoid allergens that trigger symptoms. This means diligent environmental controls and patient compliance with medication use.

Exposure to allergens in first year may reduce subsequent wheezing and atopy.

In the Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma (URECA) study of 467 urban children who had at least 1 parent with an allergic disease or asthma, researchers found that exposure during the first year of life to specific allergens and bacteria reduced recurrent wheeze and atopy at age 3 years. [14, 15]

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