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Allergic rhinitis: diagnosis and management

Allergic rhinitis: diagnosis and management

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Time to Complete

1 hour


May 31, 2016


April 4, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Suneeta Kochhar explains the impact of allergic rhinitis, how to take a careful symptom history, investigations to confirm diagnosis and when to refer. This activity aims to update GPs and other healthcare professionals on diagnosis and management of this common condition

Educational Objectives

After reading this article healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify symptoms of seasonal and perennial rhinitis
  • Take a careful history and clinical examination
  • Know when it is appropriate to refer to ENT
  • Understand the mainstay of management including allergen avoidance, corticosteriods and antihistamines
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    GP principal
    St Leonards
    East Sussex
    United Kingdom

    Readers' comments


    'Good update.'

    'Very common condition in general practice, clear and precise practically oriented module.'


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