Seasonal allergic rhinitis is a common condition affecting up to one in five Australians and more than half of these will have moderate-to-severe symptoms. Good management is crucial to improve quality of life.
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis is a common disease affecting up to 20% of people in Australia.
- Most people who experience seasonal allergic rhinitis have moderate-to-severe disease, including symptoms that affect their quality of life.
- Most patients seek medical advice through their pharmacy or GP.
- Many patients self-medicate and treatment is suboptimal.
- In the community, many misconceptions remain about the use of intranasal corticosteroid medications.