Allergic rhinitis - top articles for March 2014

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for March 2014:

The skin prick test - European standards (free full text review, 2013) http://buff.ly/WOyPY4

What is the risk of a latex reaction in a patient with known hypersensitivity to cross-reacting foods? http://buff.ly/XNXEDz

Allergy immunotherapy: Reduced health care costs in adults and children with allergic rhinitis. http://buff.ly/12sDYdh

Increased risk of severe asthma, rhinitis and eczema is associated with consumption of fast food 3 times per week. A potential protective effect on severe asthma was associated with consumption of fruit 3 times per week http://buff.ly/136JUci

A study suggrests that both SPT and sIgE testing should be performed when diagnosing allergic sensitization http://buff.ly/10pwxfr

Patient Education App from the manufacturer of Zyrtec: "Sinus Allergy Pro" http://buff.ly/10RnT0s

Azelastine onset of action for symptom relief was faster than cetirizine and loratadine in allergic rhinitis http://buff.ly/10paYjf

Diagnostic Tools In Rhinology - EAACI position paper (free full text) http://buff.ly/10xVPrT

Ocular safety of fluticasone nasal spray in allergic rhinitis: 2-year study shows no difference from placebo http://buff.ly/1d8zzvH

Additional value of microarray allergen assay in polysensitized patients with respiratory allergy http://buff.ly/13zo1fx

New treatment: Topical nasal microemulsion made of glycerol esters relieves symptoms of allergic rhinitis http://buff.ly/147S6HY

Exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels are unaffected by multiple allergen immunotherapy http://buff.ly/1glF1gz

At the height of allergy season, patients with allergic rhinitis suffer symptoms 50% of the time, meds don't help http://buff.ly/15V8xdv

AAAAI/ACAAI/AAP statement on switch to OTS nasal steroid http://buff.ly/19AOZIO and http://buff.ly/19AOZIP -- Allergist: Once you stop and think about it, there are numerous negatives to having Nasacort AQ going OTC http://buff.ly/1hMQI0q

Nasacort is already available from Amazon with a 2-day free shipment via Amazon Prime:





Treatment Options for 
Allergic Rhinitis (AR) and 
Non-Allergic Rhinitis (NAR) (click to enlarge the image).

The articles were selected from Twitter @Allergy and RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @Aller_MD @AllergyNet @IgECPD @DrAnneEllis @AACMaven @AllergieVoeding @allergistmommy @mrathkopf @wheezemd.

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to allergycases AT gmail DOT com and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Image source: Wikipedia, Creative Commons license.

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