Chapter 40 Minor Ailment, Respiratory Conditions Q&A (1 of 11) Sample Questions
1. A pharmacist suspects that a patient’s presenting symptoms are consistent with allergic rhinitis. To exclude other illnesses, what is the appropriate question?
- A. Any runny nose?
- B. Any itchy throat?
- C. Any itchy tongue?
- D. Any cough?
Tips: Allergic rhinitis can resemble the common cold but does not have infection etiology. Allergic rhinitis is characterized by sneezing and rhinorrhea which may progress to nasal congestion. Eye symptoms such as conjunctivitis and lacrimation may also be present.
Cough is present in most upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold and influenza but may be caused by other conditions. Cough persisting longer than 3 weeks should be assessed by physician. Allergic rhinitis (NO cough)