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Diagnosing Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis can be diagnosed by your health professional based on the history alone and if the symptoms are mild no further tests may be required.

Your health professional may offer treatments and suggest ways of avoiding triggers such as pollen or house dust mite. In some instances your health professional will want to test for the triggers of your allergic rhinitis and they may use skin prick testing or specific IgE testing. They may also wish to assess you for asthma because some patients with allergic rhinitis have asthma and the triggers for their rhinitis such as pollen or dust mites also triggers their asthma.

Symptom of allergic rhinitis include:

Itchy blocked nose
Watery discharge from the nose

Other symptoms:

Itchy and watery eyes
Coughing and wheezing

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