Acute allergic rhinitis

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dc.contributor.author Green, Robin J.
dc.contributor.author Van Niekerk, Andre
dc.contributor.author McDonald, Marinda
dc.contributor.author Friedman, Raymond
dc.contributor.author Feldman, Charles
dc.contributor.author Richards, Guy
dc.contributor.author Mustafa, Fatima
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-14T06:05:37Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-14T06:05:37Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-12
dc.description.abstract Allergic rhinitis is a common and troubling condition. Basic management of this condition has been well described. However, acute exacerbations of the chronic condition allergic rhinitis are a seldom discussed or described problem despite the fact that even well-controlled patients frequently have exacerbations. This consideration means that a new approach is necessary to define the management of these patients. There are three important events that illustrate the need for a new therapeutic approach: • A person who gets a new diagnosis of allergic rhinitis, but has symptoms for many months or years • A sufferer of allergic rhinitis who is exposed to an environment that triggers an exacerbation • A person who has an exacerbation related to another trigger. Recognition of triggers and management strategies to correctly use ‘relief’ therapies such as topical nasal decongestants is the key to successful management. In addition, the use of an ‘action plan’, as for asthma, is useful. en_ZA
dc.description.department Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.safpj.co.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Green RJ, Van Niekerk A, McDonald M, et al. Acute allergic rhinitis. South African Family Practice 2020;62(1), a5154. https://DOI.org/10.4102/safp.v62i1.5154. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1608-4356 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6204 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/safp.v62i1.5154
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82108
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MedPharm Publications en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Acute exacerbations en_ZA
dc.subject Triggers en_ZA
dc.subject Allergens en_ZA
dc.subject Topical decongestants en_ZA
dc.subject Intranasal steroids en_ZA
dc.subject Allergic rhinitis (AR) en_ZA
dc.title Acute allergic rhinitis en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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