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
44
Tried for
seasonal allergy (44)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
38
Tried for
seasonal allergy (38)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
seasonal allergy (28)
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
20
Tried for
depressed mood (18) pain (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
pain (17) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
pain (15) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
seasonal allergy (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (12) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
seasonal allergy (13)

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 (32 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness dizziness 5 more
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
seasonal allergy (44)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (14 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
seasonal allergy (38)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (8 evaluations)
Side effects
cold intolerance joint pain 3 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
seasonal allergy (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 9 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (25 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation dry mouth 19 more
Total evaluations
29
Tried for
depressed mood (18) pain (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision sleepiness 11 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
pain (17) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness difficulty waking up 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (15) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (7 evaluations)
Side effects
bitter taste gastroesophageal reflux disease 3 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
seasonal allergy (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain balanced translocation 12 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
pain (12) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (6 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in nose
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
seasonal allergy (13)
  • 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 199
30s 526
40s 576
50s 426
60s 212
70+ 40
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 624
20-29 years 195
30-39 years 70
40-49 years 40
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 528
Female 1,473

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,102
Not Diagnosed 146

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