Allergic rhinitis: present perspective

Authors

  • M Alamgir Chowdhury Professor, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Medical College for Women & Hospital Uttara Sector 1, Dhaka 1230
  • SM Golam Rabbani Registrar, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Medical College for Women & Hospital, Uttara Sector 1, Dhaka 1230
  • Naseem Yasmeen Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Medical College for Women & Hospital, Uttara Sector 1, Dhaka 1230
  • Mousumi Malakar Medical Officer, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Medical College for Women & Hospital, Uttara Sector 1, Dhaka 1230

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v16i1.5780

Keywords:

Allergic rhinitis, Seasonal, Perennial

Abstract

One 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.

DOI: 10.3329/bjo.v16i1.5780

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol 2010; 16(1): 44-47

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Chowdhury, M. A., Rabbani, S. G., Yasmeen, N., & Malakar, M. (2010). Allergic rhinitis: present perspective. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 16(1), 44–47. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v16i1.5780

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