Chief complaint: Persistent “runny nose” for the 3-week duration, associated clearing of the throat, and nasal
congestion on awakening in the morning.
Objective data: Blood pressure (BP) 130/84, temperature 98.6, pulse 78, respiratory rate 20.
Please answer the following questions.
1 . What are the differential diagnoses to consider?
2 . What is the treatment, and what specific information about the prescription will you give to
3 . What are the potential complications from the treatment ordered?
- What additional specific laboratory tests will you consider ordering?
- What additional patient teaching may be needed?