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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Jun;44(3):797-814, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.03.013. Epub 2011 Apr 29.

Inhalant allergies in children.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA. wmims@wfubmc.edu

Abstract

Children with chronic or recurrent upper respiratory inflammatory disease (rhinitis) should be considered for inhalant allergies. Risk factors for inhalant allergies in children include a first-degree relative with allergies, food allergy in infancy, and atopic dermatitis. Although inhalant allergies are rare in infancy, inhalant allergies are common in older children and impair quality of life and productivity. Differentiating between viral and allergic rhinitis can be challenging in children, but the child's age, history, and risk factors can provide helpful information. Allergic rhinitis is a risk factor for asthma, and if one is present, medical consideration of the other is warranted.

PMID:
21621062
DOI:
10.1016/j.otc.2011.03.013
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