Allergic asthma

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What is allergic asthma?

Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma. Allergens such as dust mites, mold, pollen, and others cause airways to tighten and become inflamed. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest.

Common symptoms reported by people with allergic asthma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with allergic asthma

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (4) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)

Data from patients with allergic asthma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with allergic asthma

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty sleeping when on full dose dry mouth at night 11 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (4) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness dizziness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (5 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood delayed sleep phase syndrome 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) not clear headed next day
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with allergic asthma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has allergic asthma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 31
30s 75
40s 101
50s 94
60s 57
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 80
20-29 years 42
30-39 years 24
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 72
Female 305

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 225
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from allergic asthma patients who have completed their condition history
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