Perennial allergy

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What is perennial allergy?

Perennial allergens are present year-round and may include outdoor and indoor triggers such as house dust, dust mites, animal dander, and some insects causing contact dermatitis, itching, nasal congestion, watery eyes. Many people who have a perennial allergy also have asthma.

Common symptoms reported by people with perennial 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 perennial allergy

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

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
perennial allergy (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Clarinex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
perennial allergy (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
perennial allergy (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Stress (2)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)

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

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

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (10) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for perennial allergy (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Disorientation Drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
perennial allergy (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Anorgasmia Cold sweat 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Clarinex)
Perceived effectiveness
for perennial allergy (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
perennial allergy (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Perceived effectiveness
for perennial allergy (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Swelling in legs, feet and ankles
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
perennial allergy (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Decreased sex drive (libido) Drowsiness 6 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Fatigue 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Stress (2)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 60
30s 144
40s 146
50s 127
60s 72
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 229
20-29 years 60
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 367
Not Diagnosed 43

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