Allergic rhinitis

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What is allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is seasonal or year-round itching, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and sometimes conjunctivitis, caused by exposure to pollens or other allergens

Common symptoms reported by people with allergic rhinitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with allergic rhinitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
pain (16) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
anxious mood (11) allergic rhinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11)

Data from patients with allergic rhinitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with allergic rhinitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth daytime sleepiness 3 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
central core disease central serous choroidopathy 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood fatigue
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in nose headaches 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (17 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood aphasia 17 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
pain (16) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
bitter taste drowsiness
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sedation 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (11) allergic rhinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (11) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux diarrhea 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (11)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with allergic rhinitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has allergic rhinitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 102
30s 234
40s 253
50s 191
60s 122
70+ 29
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 273
20-29 years 97
30-39 years 59
40-49 years 31
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

76% Female
24% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 560
Not Diagnosed 40

These charts show data from allergic rhinitis patients who have completed their condition history
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