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
24
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (24)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
pain (17) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Astelin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11) allergic rhinitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Dymista)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10) depressed mood (1)

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
drowsiness daytime sleepiness 4 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (24)
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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness anxious mood 19 more
Total evaluations
23
Tried for
pain (17) anxious mood (2)
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 (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood fatigue
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
bitter taste
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sedation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (11) allergic rhinitis (1)
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)

(Dymista)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dry nose nasal sores 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness migraine
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (10) depressed mood (1)
  • 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 100
30s 242
40s 262
50s 204
60s 137
70+ 34
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 277
20-29 years 99
30-39 years 59
40-49 years 31
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 248
Female 741

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 609
Not Diagnosed 41

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