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 for 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
304
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (22)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
191
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
90
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
313
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Clarinex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
99
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (1)

Data from patients with allergic rhinitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (7 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (22)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
bitter taste burning sensation
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Clarinex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with allergic rhinitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has allergic rhinitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 7 new patients joined this month
  • 305 say allergic rhinitis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 106
30s 270
40s 309
50s 281
60s 183
70+ 71
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 297
20-29 years 104
30-39 years 63
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 314
Female 914

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 662
Not Diagnosed 44

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