Clinical practice guideline: allergic rhinitis executive summary

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(2):197-206. doi: 10.1177/0194599814562166.


The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) has published a supplement to this issue featuring the new Clinical Practice Guideline: Allergic Rhinitis. To assist in implementing the guideline recommendations, this article summarizes the rationale, purpose, and key action statements. The 14 recommendations developed address the evaluation of patients with allergic rhinitis, including performing and interpretation of diagnostic testing and assessment and documentation of chronic conditions and comorbidities. It will then focus on the recommendations to guide the evaluation and treatment of patients with allergic rhinitis, to determine the most appropriate interventions to improve symptoms and quality of life for patients with allergic rhinitis.

Keywords: allergic rhinitis; allergies; nasal congestion; rhinitis; runny nose.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Comorbidity
  • Humans
  • Quality of Life
  • Rhinitis, Allergic / diagnosis*
  • Rhinitis, Allergic / epidemiology
  • Rhinitis, Allergic / therapy*
  • United States / epidemiology