30% of adults
40% of children affected
99% of children with allergic rhinitis have asthma
30% of children
with allergic rhinitis
have atopic dermatitis
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
Allergic rhinitis is no longer restricted to specific seasons or environments. Those multiple environmental factors may play a role:
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
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.
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
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.
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