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Table 4 Allergic rhinitis questionnaire

From: Breaking new ground: challenging existing asthma guidelines

1. Do you have any of the following symptoms:*
•Symptoms on only one side of your nose
•Nasal obstruction without other symptoms
•Thick, green or yellow discharge from your nose
•Postnasal drip (down the back of your throat) with thick mucus and/or no runny nose
•Facial pain
•Recurrent nosebleeds
•Inability to smell
2. Do you have any of the following symptoms for at least 1 hour on most days (or on most days during the season if your symptoms are seasonal)?†
•Watery runny nose
•Sneezing, especially violent and in bouts
•Nasal obstruction
•Nasal itching
•Conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes)
  1. *These symptoms are usually NOT found in allergic rhinitis and the presence of ANY ONE of them suggests that alternative diagnoses should be investigated.
  2. Scoring System: The presence of watery runny nose with ONE OR MORE of the other symptoms in this list suggests allergic rhinitis, and indicates that the patient should undergo further diagnostic assessment.
  3. NOTE: Any patient diagnosed with allergic rhinitis should also be evaluated for asthma.
  4. Reprinted with permission from Levy and coworkers [17].