Allergic rhinitis

Does your nose itch when exposed to pollen, dust, animals, etc. and do you often need to sneeze?
Then you may have a respiratory allergy, an inflammation of the nasal mucosa caused by an allergen.

Patient journey:
Follow these steps to a better quality of life

Phase 1: Self-management
When should I see a general practitioner?

When should I see a general practitioner?

  • You still do not have a clear idea which allergen is causing your allergic symptoms
  • You are still unable to control your symptoms despite avoiding the allergen that is causing your symptoms or despite any self-management measures
  • You are looking for long-term sustained improvement of your symptoms
  • You are looking for proper diagnosis and treatment by a physician

If your symptoms occur only one side of the nose or if you experience a sudden drop in weight or if you are generally feeling unwell, then you should not self-medicate but seek medical care.

Depending on your countries medical system you may also be able to see a specialist without prior consultation with a general practitioner (GP) if phase 1 is insufficient. 

Phase 2: General Practitioner
When should I go to a specialist?

When should I go to a specialist?

  • You are still unable to control your symptoms despite first line treatment with anti-histamines and/or corticosteroids
  • You are still looking for long-term sustained improvement of your allergic symptoms
Phase 3: Specialist
 
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