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Hayfever: clinical review

Hayfever: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


April 10, 2017


May 4, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Glenis Scadding discusses why it is important to diagnose and effectively manage seasonal allergic rhinitis, an often trivialised condition. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include pre-emptively managing patients, comorbidities and allergen avoidance.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Distinguish between hayfever and viral colds
  • Determine when skin prick testing or a blood test is needed
  • Advise patients on allergen avoidance
  • Prescribe effectively to get optimal results
  • Readers' comments

    ‘A very good presentation and summary.’

    ‘A very well written article. Concise and informative.’

    ‘Approaching hayfever season - will omit sedating antihistamines and encourage INS and nasal antihistamines, plus rescue oral steroids if needed.’


    Activity and test author
    Dr Glenis Scadding
    Honorary consultant physician in allergy and rhinology
    Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required