Health Promotion: The patient should continue his current exercise and diet regime because he is a healthy 14-year-old that is active and reports a well- balanced diet with plenty of water. He was encouraged to drink more water before and after sporting events and practice to avoid dehydration, especially during the hotter months. Lastly, his parents should continue to be educated at his well-child visits on ways to monitor and promote PE’s mental health (Ruiz- Casares, Drummond, Beeman, & Lach, 2017). Disease Prevention: PE is 14 and is up to date on his vaccines and well-child visits. He will be back before school starts for his sports physical. REFLECTION: During this experience with PE, I was surprised to learn that adolescents, as well as parents, may not understand some of the symptoms that seasonal allergies may cause. They stated that he did not have any seasonal allergies, but he was experiencing many of the symptoms that are common during the worst part of the year in our area. During the spring, there are many allergens in the air outside from pollination and blooming flowers and plants. It is essential for patients experiencing these symptoms to begin taking a daily antihistamine to help dry up the runny mucus that eventually causes a sore throat and nausea by draining down into the gastrointestinal system from the nose and sinuses. His mother was very surprised to find out that his primary diagnosis was allergic rhinitis. Initial ________
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