In his presentation, Dr. Osguthorpe covered what is currently available for the treatment of allergies, focusing on salient aspects that physicians should consider when selecting a therapy.
Asthma affects both physical and mental status-mostly it is a ‘presenteeism’ problem, he said. Allergic rhinitis, this IgE media phenomenon, sits in the middle of a number of diseases. Asthma, of course, has the same inflammatory type of underlying process, which is true for some of the others as well.
The most common treatments for allergic rhinitis have been avoidance or environmental modification, and pharmacotherapy.