allergic salute

al·ler·gic sa·lute

(ă-ler'jik să-lūt'),
A characteristic wiping or rubbing of the nose with a transverse or upward movement of the hand, as seen in children with allergic rhinitis.
Frequent upward rubbing of the nose by either the index finger or the dorsal surface of a fisted hand, in an attempt to relieve itching, most often seen in children with allergies, and which, with time, causes a central nasal groove

al·ler·gic sa·lute

(ă-lĕr'jik să-lūt')
A characteristic wiping or rubbing of the nose with a transverse or upward movement of the hand, as seen in children with allergic rhinitis.

allergic salute

A colloquial term for wiping the fingers or the hand upward across the nose, a sign of nasal inflammation resulting from allergies.
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Many of these patients will have allergic facies which may include allergic shiners, facial pallor, a nasal crease and the allergic salute (Fig.
Examination may be helpful with evidence of features of rhinitis such as the long pale face of the mouth-breathing child, Morgan Dennie's lines, nasal crease, shiners, the allergic salute or constant rubbing of the nose, Hertoghe's sign (hypodense lateral eyebrows, dry mouth and lips and mouth breathing) (Figs 1-3).
Marshall said on top of itchy eyes or noses, other tell-tale signs of allergies in children include allergic shiners, dark circles under the eyes, or allergic salutes.