Rhinitis and Epistaxis
1. Identify the signs and symptoms of rhinitis and use appropriate tools to diagnose and differentiate between allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.
2. Determine when patients require referral to sub-specialists for enhanced evaluation and/or treatment of rhinitis.
3. Prepare treatment plans for rhinitis based on each patient's specific sensitivities and symptoms and the possibility of persistent inflammation and comorbidities, and make adjustments if the patients experience epistaxis.
4. Educate patients regarding appropriate treatment protocol for rhinitis and the responsible use of antibiotics when prescribed as necessary.
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Dan Merenstein, MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director of Research, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
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