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Chapter 63. Allergic Rhinitis

Pick the symptom that is least characteristic of allergic rhinitis.

A. Nasal itch

B. Ocular itch

C. Rhinorrhea

D. Sneezing

E. Wheezing

Pick the symptom of allergic rhinitis that is usually the most bothersome.

A. Allergic salute

B. Chemosis

C. Nasal congestion

D. Postnasal drip (posterior rhinitis)

E. Tearing eyes

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?

A. Intranasal cromolyn

B. Intraocular ketotifen

C. Intranasal mometasone

D. Intraocular naphazoline

E. Oral pseudoephedrine

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 ...

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