Physical Exam for Allergic Rhinitis Topic Overview
To help diagnose
allergic rhinitis, your doctor will examine
your: Eyes, to see if they are swollen, teary, or red,
or if you have other signs of long-term (chronic) allergies. Nose,
for swollen nasal
mucous membranes and structural
defects. Ears, for fluid in the middle ear and the appearance of
the eardrum. Sinus areas, for tenderness and signs of
infection. Mouth, to see whether you have changes from breathing
only through your mouth. Back of throat, for signs of
postnasal drip or infection, such as red, raised,
bumpy tissue. Chest and lungs, for signs of infection or
asthma. Skin, for signs of allergy, such
Children with allergic rhinitis may have the:
Recommended Related to Allergies
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"Allergic salute." Your child may often rub his
or her nose upward with the palm of the hand to reduce itching and to open the
nasal passages. "Allergic crease." Your child may often rub his or
her nose and have a crease on the bridge of the nose. "Allergic
shiner." Your child may have dark color under the eyes caused by long-term
nasal blockage and swelling under the eyes.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 30, 2011
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