A careful examination of a rhinitis sufferer will cover an environmental history and identification of potential causative factors, such as occupational or home exposures and the impact of coexisting conditions. Seasonal triggers and other pattern-making allergens will be evaluated.
To make a final diagnosis, your doctor may order one or more tests to determine what allergens are causing your symptoms. Tests might include:
- Skin prick test
- Intradermal test
- RAST test
- Fiber optic nasal endoscopy