How does pediatric allergic rhinitis affect daily life?

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Jack M Becker, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Although allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common disease, the impact on daily life cannot be underestimated. Some patients find AR to be just as debilitating and intrusive as severe asthma. Employees with untreated allergies are reportedly 10% less productive than coworkers without allergies, whereas those using allergy medications to treat AR were only 3% less productive. [1] This suggests that effective medications may reduce the overall cost of decreased productivity.


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