Allergic rhinitis: present perspective
Keywords:Allergic rhinitis, Seasonal, Perennial
AbstractOne hundred patients of allergic rhinitis were diagnosed and treated during the period of
January 2006 to December 2006. The patients belonged to different age group. Among them
patients from 20-29 year of age group are commonly affected (43%). Female (33%) are
more sufferer than male. In our study most of the patients are student (38%). House dusts
mites (73%), and cold (48%), are the common etiological factors. Majority of the patients
presented with sneezing (91%). we got 19% patients with co-morbid allergic conjunctivitis and
sinusitis. Patients were treated with more than one drug, mainly with oral antihistamine (91%),
nasal steroid (32%) and other medications. In this study, we concluded that oral antihistamine
and nasal corticosteroids are the good options to treat allergic rhinitis.
Key Words: Allergic rhinitis; Seasonal; Perennial.
Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol 2010; 16(1): 44-47
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