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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) 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
25
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
pain (16) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (16)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
anxious mood (9) allergic rhinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
depressed mood (8) fatigue (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)

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 (10 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (21)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in nose headaches 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sedation 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (9) allergic rhinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (8) fatigue (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (9)
  • 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 5
20s 105
30s 220
40s 238
50s 175
60s 108
70+ 27
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 267
20-29 years 95
30-39 years 59
40-49 years 31
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 551
Not Diagnosed 40

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