Case Report: Allergic Rhinitis
A 32-year-old female presents to her primary healthcare professional (HCP) with a long history of intermittent nasal congestion, sneezing, rhinorrhea, and itchy eyes. She recalls experiencing these symptoms in high school, but notes that her condition has worsened over the years. Her symptoms were previously present only in the summer; however, they now extend year-round. She reports that her symptoms affect her sleep when she has complete nasal blockage, that she is forced to blow her nose throughout the night, and that the constant wakening leaves her feeling fatigued. She notes that she has “tried everything” in terms of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and that she finds the side effects bothersome. She is requesting allergy testing and has heard that there is “a shot” available.
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