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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) 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
47
Tried for
seasonal allergy (47)
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
28
Tried for
Pain (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Pain (16) Insomnia (13)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Depressed mood (19) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Insomnia (19) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (16) Insomnia (1)

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 (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Dizziness 6 more
Total evaluations
32
Tried for
seasonal allergy (47)
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 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Anorgasmia Chronic constipation 8 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Rapid weight gain balanced translocation 12 more
Total evaluations
30
Tried for
Pain (16) Insomnia (13)
1 more
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)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Dry mouth 15 more
Total evaluations
26
Tried for
Depressed mood (19) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (19) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Difficulty with orgasm 4 more
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Difficulty waking up 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (16) Insomnia (1)
  • 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 213
30s 489
40s 523
50s 376
60s 180
70+ 33
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 614
20-29 years 189
30-39 years 68
40-49 years 39
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,007
Not Diagnosed 142

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