Allergic Rhinitis

  • Margaret RedmondEmail author


This chapter discusses allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis which are very common chronic illnesses in adolescence. Differential diagnosis and historical clues to make diagnosis in allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis are reviewed. The importance and methods of making correct diagnosis and identification of relevant allergens are examined. The evidence to support recommended avoidance strategies and medical management are reviewed. Special consideration is given to adolescent patients in avoiding common pitfalls and finding a successful management strategy.


Allergic rhinitis Allergic conjunctivitis Chronic rhinitis Intranasal steroids Antihistamines Immunotherapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Allergy and ImmunologyNationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsThe Ohio State University College of MedicineColumbusUSA

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