Chapter 63. Allergic Rhinitis
Pick the symptom that is least characteristic of allergic rhinitis.
Pick the symptom of allergic rhinitis that is usually the most bothersome.
D. Postnasal drip (posterior rhinitis)
Which category of medication is the most effective for the majority of symptoms of allergic rhinitis?
A. Intranasal antihistamine
B. Intranasal antimuscarinic
C. Intranasal corticosteroid
D. Intranasal decongestant
E. Intranasal mast cell stabilizer/cromone
Which approach is best for treatment of rhinitis medicamentosa, along with tapering the intranasal decongestant?
A. Intranasal olopatadine
B. Intranasal fluticasone propionate + azelastine
C. Intranasal saline irrigation
D. Oral corticosteroid burst and taper
E. Oral pseudoephedrine for 5 to 7 days
Which agent would you recommend for treatment of ocular itch and tearing that is unresponsive to intranasal fluticasone propionate + azelastine?
D. Intraocular naphazoline
Which mode of therapy underlies the management of all patients with allergic rhinitis?
A. Education about allergen avoidance
B. Education about complications of allergic rhinitis
C. Intranasal corticosteroids
D. Intranasal saline irrigation
E. Sublingual immunotherapy
Which choice would be your recommendation to a 30-year-old woman who complains of runny nose, sneezing, and ocular tearing and itch, when episodically exposed to her friend's cats, as an OTC agent she could use ...