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asal saline irrigation reduces the severity of allergy symptoms for up to eight weeks vs. no treatment. It is uncertain if adding nasal saline to pharmacologic treatment further improves symptoms over pharmacologic treatment alone.
To outline quality improvement opportunities for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, consisting of experts from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), c...
Timothy grass pollen allergen extract produces small improvements in allergic rhinitis symptoms and the use of allergy relief medications, with a high rate of adverse effects. It may, however, be an option for patients who desire an alternative to standard allergy symptom relief but who do not want to begin injectable desensitization treatment.
Allergic rhinitis can affect quality of life and productivity, and can exacerbate other conditions such as asthma. Optimal treatment includes allergen avoidance and pharmacotherapy. Learn the treatment options based on severity of symptoms and responsiveness to initial therapies.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released a clinical practice guideline for the purpose of optimizing patient care, promoting effective diagnosis and therapy, and reducing harmful or unnecessary interventions in adults and children with allergic rhinitis.
Allergic rhinitis is a common chronic respiratory illness that affects quality of life, productivity, and other comorbid conditions, including asthma. Treatment should be based on the patient’s age and severity of symptoms. Patients should be advised to avoid known allergens and be educated abou...
Jul 1, 2009 Issue
Practice Parameters for Managing Allergic Rhinitis [Practice Guidelines]
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI); the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI); and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (JCAAI) have created “The Diagnosis and Management of Rhinitis: An Updated Practice Parameter.”
Desloratadine is somewhat effective for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis and may decrease nasal congestion. It also is effective for chronic urticaria. Desloratadine is similar in effectiveness to fexofenadine and would be expected to produce results similar to loratadine and other nonsedating antihistamines.
Dec 1, 2002 Issue
AHRQ Releases Review of Treatments for Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis [Practice Guidelines]
Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a review of the available literature on the various treatments for allergic and nonallergic rhinitis.