Understanding allergic rhinitis
Did you know that allergic rhinitis is an underestimated and untreated condition?
Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the membranes lining the nose, which occurs when they become sensitised to allergens.1
It is a very common condition, estimated to affect around one in every five people in the UK. A person with allergic rhinitis typically presents with sneezing, redness in the eyes, itching of the nose and eyes, and nasal discharge and/or blockage.1
Patients can have allergic rhinitis symptoms all year round which affects their daily activities.2
Allergic rhinitis is an underestimated and undertreated condition
Impact of Rhinitis
- Pitman R. Paracha N et al. Episode pattern and healthcare utilisation in patients with season allergic rhinitis. Poster presented at the 31st Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)2012.
- Walker S. Khan-Wasti S, et al. Seasonal allergic rhinitis is associated with a detrimental effect on examination Performance in Uniteded Kingdom teenagers: Case-control study. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2007; 120(2):381-387