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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Cornbleet was the first to describe a transverse line that was distinct from the allergic salute. (20) A red stripe that paled at times was noted in 5 pubertal children.
* atopic signs ("allergic salute," watery rhinorrhea, "allergic" nasal mucosa (i.e., pale nasal mucosa); (7)
Many of these patients will have allergic facies which may include allergic shiners, facial pallor, a nasal crease and the allergic salute (Fig.
* "Allergic salute"--a common habit of children that consists of rubbing their nose upward.
* The "allergic salute" (in a child, persistent upward rubbing of the nose that causes a crease mark on the nose)
During the interview, one might also detect signs of allergy, such as "allergic shiners" (periorbital edema), the "allergic salute," and urticaria.
Many a child with allergies also has what's called the "allergic salute." To combat the running noses, the child will wipe his nose by moving his hand across his face, with the side of his fingers running under his nose as the hand moves diagonally across his face.
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.