Medical History for Allergic Rhinitis Topic Overview
Your doctor can often diagnose
allergic rhinitis by asking you questions about your
symptoms and past medical problems. Following are some questions he or she may
ask: What are your allergy symptoms like? What is your
main symptom? How much does it bother you? Is there anything that makes it
worse? How old were you when you first had these
symptoms? How often do you have allergy symptoms, and how long do
your symptoms last? Do you have trouble sleeping or have you missed
school or work because of your allergy symptoms? What time of year
and what time of day do you have allergy symptoms? Does anyone else
in your family have allergy problems, including
allergic asthma? Do you have other medical conditions that are related to allergies,
rhinitis? Did you have allergies as a
child? What medicines, including
over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements,
are you taking now? Do these medicines help your allergy symptoms? Have you ever had surgery on your nose, throat, or ears?
Your doctor may also ask questions to help learn what might trigger
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Where are your allergy symptoms worse? At home?
At work? At school? Does your home ever feel damp or wet? What is
the usual temperature in your home? Do you ever use air
conditioners or humidifiers? Do you have carpeting in your bedroom?
Do you have any indoor pets, such as a cat or a
dog? Do you spend most of your time indoors or outdoors? Do you work with chemicals or other irritating
substances? Do you or anyone in your household
smoke? Do you have a fireplace or wood-burning stove?
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 30, 2011
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