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

Learn more:

Steps to prevent hay fever symptoms.

How to treat seasonal allergies.