Allergy Facts

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Allergies

  • 5th most common chronic disease across all ages
  • Account for 15 million patient visits annually in the United States
  • One of 5 adults and 4 of 10 children suffer from allergies
  • One of every 2 patients test positive for one or more allergens
  • Cost the health care system about $18 billion annually

Allergic Rhinitis

  • Number 1 cause of workplace absenteeism due to chronic illness
  • Accounts for more than 4 million missed days of work and 2 million missed days of school
  • In the past year, 18.4 million adults and 6.7 children were diagnosed with hay fever

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