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

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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
27
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (27)
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
20
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Pain (17) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (13)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
depressed mood (9) fatigue (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Pain (10)

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 2 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
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 (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood aphasia 17 more
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (17) anxious mood (1)
1 more
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 (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (13)
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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood insomnia 5 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (9) 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 (10)
  • 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 108
30s 222
40s 253
50s 183
60s 117
70+ 28
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 270
20-29 years 97
30-39 years 59
40-49 years 30
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 555
Not Diagnosed 40

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