Treatment Guideline Chart
Rhinitis is the inflammation of the nasal lining membranes.
Allergic rhinitis is most prevalent in childhood and adolescence.
Careful elimination of nonallergic etiologies must be done in preschool children as allergic rhinitis is unusual in <3 years of age.

Rhinitis%20-%20allergic%20(pediatric) Management

Referral to Specialist

  • Referral to an immunology/allergy specialist is recommended in the following situations:
    • Further allergy testing and interpretation is needed to confirm diagnosis and facilitate allergen avoidance
    • Severe or inadequately controlled allergic rhinitis despite optimized therapy and avoidance measures
    • Patients have intolerable adverse effects to the therapeutic agents
    • Allergen immunotherapy is being considered
    • Other atopic comorbidities requiring management
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