Seasonal allergy

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What is seasonal allergy?

Airborne pollen from plants or spores can trigger an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals from trees, grasses and ragweed characterized by itchy skin, runny nose, watery and/or red eyes. For some people symptoms occur seasonally, for other they may occur throughout the year.

Common symptoms reported by people with seasonal allergy

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 seasonal allergy

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

(Zyrtec)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
49
Tried for
seasonal allergy (49)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
seasonal allergy (39)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
seasonal allergy (31)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
Pain (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
depressed mood (20) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Pain (20) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Pain (17) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Pain (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Pain (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
depressed mood (14) anxious mood (1)
1 more

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

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

(Zyrtec)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (31 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness dizziness 7 more
Total evaluations
33
Tried for
seasonal allergy (49)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (15 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
seasonal allergy (39)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (13 evaluations)
Side effects
cold intolerance dizziness and feeling faint 5 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
seasonal allergy (31)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
anorgasmia chronic constipation 9 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (24 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation dry mouth 15 more
Total evaluations
26
Tried for
depressed mood (20) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (16 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness 9 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
Pain (20) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (26 evaluations)
Side effects
rapid weight gain balanced translocation 11 more
Total evaluations
27
Tried for
Pain (17) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness difficulty waking up 4 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 6 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches tiredness 18 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
depressed mood (14) anxious mood (1)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 19
20s 218
30s 498
40s 541
50s 393
60s 188
70+ 35
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 616
20-29 years 190
30-39 years 69
40-49 years 39
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

74% Female
26% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,011
Not Diagnosed 143

These charts show data from seasonal allergy patients who have completed their condition history
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