Antiallergic and Vasoactive Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis

  • Friedrich Horak
Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 5)

Rhinitis is defined as the inflammation of the lining of the nose with one or more symptoms. The symptom profile of allergic rhinitis (AR) includes sneezing, itching of the eyes, nose, and throat, nasal obstruction, and rhinorrhoea. However, other problems and symptoms are also commonly associated with AR. For example, patients with seasonal AR commonly have conjunctivitis and may also have bronchial asthma. In central Europe, the association with bronchial asthma is greater with birch pollen allergy than grass pollen allergy. Headache and fatigue are other symptoms commonly associated with AR [1]. The most bothering symptom of AR is blocked nose, but loss of taste and smell are also associated symptoms.

AR is linked with asthma; more than 30% of patients with perennial AR have signs of asthma, and about 75% of patients with allergic asthma also have perennial AR [2].


Allergic Rhinitis Allergic Rhinitis Fluticasone Propionate Allergy Clin Immunol Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis 
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  1. 1.Ear Nose and Throat DepartmentAllergy Centre Vienna West, Medical University ViennaViennaAustria

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