You wouldn’t think twice about asking your asthma patients to quit smoking, but have you ever asked them whether they have allergic rhinitis?

You wouldn’t think twice about asking your asthma patients to quit smoking, but have you ever asked them whether they have allergic rhinitis?

You wouldn’t think twice about asking your asthma patients to quit smoking, but have you ever asked them whether they have allergic rhinitis?
 
Not such a strange question if you consider that 80% of patients with #asthma have #allergicrhinitis and the presence of uncontrolled rhinitis has the same effect on asthma control as smoking! On the flip side, treating rhinitis effectively improves asthma outcomes. This is because what happens in the nose affects the lungs and vice versa. Therefore, it’s really important to treat both conditions together to optimise outcomes. Don’t forget about rhinitis when reviewing asthma patients! Dr. Toni Hazell, a GP and eLearning Fellow at The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), and Professor David Price from #OPRI discuss more about this in RCGP’s latest #podcast, “Asthma, allergic rhinitis and one airway”.
 
Check out the podcast through this link: https://lnkd.in/drHQZ3_5
Apple Podcast: https://lnkd.in/dFkQNs6G
Google Podcast: https://lnkd.in/dV67qyxA
Spotify: https://lnkd.in/dXr8yWeQ