The burden
of allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis,
a growing category

itchy eyes rhinorrhea nasal congestion fatigue

In the UK, the percentages of children diagnosed with allergic rhinitis and eczema have both trebled over the last 30 years.

30% of children with allergic rhinitis have atopic dermatitis.

99% of children with allergic rhinitis have asthma.

In 2025,
50% of the European population
will suffer from chronic allergic diseases.

I spent a long time looking for an answer, I was always taking antibiotics, I even got eczema.

Camille, 46 yo - Strasbourg, France

The emergence
of new triggering factors

Allergic rhinitis is no longer restricted to specific seasons or environments. Those multiple environmental factors may play a role:

Outdoor air quality

Road
traffic

Indoor air
quality

Industrial
food

Decline in
physical activity

Smoking

Excessive cleanliness

Stress

With time, you tend to develop new allergies. After dust mites, you become allergic to food or to chemical products.

Harry, 32 yo - London, United Kingdom

child with allergic rhinitis symptoms
children affected

Children allergies

Allergic rhinitis affects grandparents, parents and most of the time children. 40% of children worldwide are affected.

The prevalence of asthma and allergies among children has become an increasing problem in the last few decades in Europe: asthma prevalence in children varied from less than 5% to over 20% from 1999 to 2004.

This increasing trend is due to the lack of exposure to various organisms in early life:


  • Immune system affected
  • Less ability to fight off certains diseases
  • Children more susceptible to autoimmune diseases

30% of children with allergic rhinitis have atopic dermatitis.
99% of children with allergic rhnitis have asthma.

My children have been allergic since they were babbies.

Julie, 36 yo - Paris, France

An all-year-round discomfort

Tree or grass pollen, ragweed and weed pollen, damp soil, wet leaves, mold, pet danders, dust mites... Allergic rhinitis can occur all-year-round, with the presence of multiple allergens.

All-year-round
allergens

  • Mold
  • Dust mites
  • Animal dander
  • Plants

Trees pollen

Grass pollen

Weeds pollen

Depending on the individual and the allergen, the symptoms can be system-wide (classical anaphylaxis) or localized to particular body systems (e.g. asthma localized to the respiratory system, eczema localized to the dermis).

In the case of patients with symptoms for the first time, the responsible allergen is usually unanticipated: arrival of cat, an improvised stay in the countryside, etc.

It's rare that people do not know what is wrong with them. Generally it happens when there is a big change in their lives, such as the arrival of an animal...

Marc, pharmacist - Lyon, France