Pharmacy vital for allergic rhinitis treatment

Almost half of all patients with allergic rhinitis are seeing a pharmacist rather than a GP for treatment, an expert says.

Speaking at APP2015 last month, Professor Pete Smith, an allergist at Griffith University and director Allergy Medical Brisbane, said that many of these patients will be unaware of their actual condition, making it imperative that pharmacists understand the correct treatment and advice they should provide.

“We are still under treating allergic rhinitis,” he said. “Despite it being an increasing problem and increasingly