Chemical/venom allergy

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What is chemical/venom allergy?

Sensitivity to certain substances and or chemical may cause allergic contact dermatitis, itching (urticaria), nasal congestion, watery eyes or more serious reactions including anaphylaxis an allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may can be life-threatening.

Common symptoms reported by people with chemical/venom 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 chemical/venom allergy

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

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Zyrtec)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
chemical/venom allergy (2)

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

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

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
insomnia agitation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
chest pain with flushing/nausea itching
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction cold sweat 3 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
addiction bipolar depressive episodes 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach irritation if not enough food in stomach
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Perceived effectiveness
for chemical/venom allergy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
chemical/venom allergy (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 21
30s 47
40s 62
50s 48
60s 41
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 73
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

86% Female
14% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 133
Not Diagnosed 31

These charts show data from chemical/venom allergy patients who have completed their condition history
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