Assessment of Clinical Profile of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis

Clinical Profile of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis

  • Monika Sharma Associate Professor, Department of ENT, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, Kerala, India
  • KM Jameel Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, Kerala, India
Keywords: Allergic rhinitis, Pollen, Nasal Itching

Abstract

Background: Assessing clinical profile of patients with Allergic rhinitis (AR). Subjects & Methods: One hundred forty- eight patients compris- ing of 80 males and 68 females of AR were included in the study. Clinical symptoms were recorded. Results: Common symptoms were running nose seen in 125 (84.4%), nasal blockage in 110 (74.4%), sneezing in 97 (65.5%), nasal itching in 80 (54%) and watery eyes in 72 (48.6%) cases. Mild intermittent cases were seen in 17%, moderate/ severe intermittent in 30%, mild persistent in 25% and moderate/ severe persistent in 28%. Allergens found to be tobacco smoke in 18%, animals in 20%, pollen in 36% and dust in 26%. A significant difference was seen (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Maximum cases were seen in males and age group 31-40 years in both genders. Pollens were most common allergens.

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Published
2021-03-30
How to Cite
Sharma, M., & KM Jameel. (2021). Assessment of Clinical Profile of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 10(1), 1-3. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1928
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Ear, Nose & Throat