Alternate Names : Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Rhinosinusitis, Hay Fever
How is the condition diagnosed?
Diagnosis of allergies begins with a history and physical exam. The person may report symptoms
after a specific exposure, such as being around cats.
Sometimes, the individual will have symptoms during particular seasons. For
those with ongoing symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, other tests can be performed. The healthcare provider
may order a test that looks for eosinophils in the nasal mucus. Allergy testing may be done to
determine the particular triggers that cause the individual's symptoms.