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Table 2 Symptoms considered by GPs and pharmacists when diagnosing AR, and symptoms first experienced by patients

From: 360 degree perspective on allergic rhinitis management in Italy: a survey of GPs, pharmacists and patients

Symptom % citing as chief symptom Total number of mentions Symptoms at 1st emergence of AR (% citing)
GPs Pharmacists GPs Pharmacists Patients
Nasal symptoms  
 Nasal secretion 28 12 64 35 68
 Fits of sneezing 28 24 57 41 73
 Nasal obstruction 22 19 49 38 63
 Itchy nose 7 9 36 29 56
 Rhinorrhoea 1 5 7 8
Ocular symptoms
 Tearing 8 19 42 54 55
 Redness of eyes 9 20 29 49
 Conjunctivitis   4
Other symptoms
 Cough 1   7 3 25
 Itchy palate 2 8 11 33
 Headache   3  
 Respiratory problems 1 4
 Other 2   2 4 4