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
21
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (21)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (10) allergic rhinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (7) depressed mood (4)
1 more

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 (7 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in nose headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
central core disease central serous choroidopathy 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for allergic rhinitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
allergic rhinitis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty sleeping when on full dose drowsiness 14 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (10) anxious mood (2)
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)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (10) allergic rhinitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (7) depressed mood (4)
1 more
  • 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?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 286 say allergic rhinitis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 107
30s 263
40s 307
50s 268
60s 168
70+ 61
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 295
20-29 years 104
30-39 years 64
40-49 years 35
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 302
Female 882

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 657
Not Diagnosed 44

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