Can you please clarify whether allergic rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis is your most likely differential diagnosis? Can you please describe how to diagnose allergic conjunctivitis and allergic rhinitis? Please provide an evidence-based argument with in-text citations. Allergic conjunctivitis is most likely what is going on in this case. Though this condition is often seen concurrently with rhinitis and are separate conditions, they occur together frequently enough that the two conditions together are often referred to as rhinoconjunctivitis; this is why I originally selected this as my initial diagnosis. To clarify, allergic conjunctivitis is diagnosed based upon physical findings and patient history which usually consists of bilateral ocular redness, itching, watery discharge, FB sensation, and burning sensation. This condition is most often related to seasonal allergies, and occurs bilaterally in patients with a history of allergies (Berger, Granet, & Kabat, 2017).
- Spring '19
- Allergy, Allergic conjunctivitis