Allergic Rhinitis Pertaining to Adolescents
Allergic rhinitis can present significant challenges to adolescents who are transitioning to independent living. Good control of the symptoms of allergic rhinitis will prevent any negative impact on both daytime activities and sleep quality. When not controlled, the resulting effect on cognitive skills, motor function, and interpersonal relationships can lead to a poor quality of life. Developing the knowledge and skills necessary to transition safely into the new “home” and self-management requires both guidance and tools to achieve success. A guide for teens with allergic rhinitis who are transitioning toward independent living is presented.
KeywordsAllergic rhinitis Adolescence Gender differences Cognitive Psychosocial Treatment Housing transition Quality of life (QOL) Essential documents Teen
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