Chemical/venom allergy

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What is chemical/venom allergy?

Sensitivity to certain substances and/or chemicals, such as certain medications, 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 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)

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(EpiPen Auto-Injector)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
chemical/venom allergy (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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)

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

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(EpiPen Auto-Injector)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
chemical/venom allergy (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nucynta)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation itching 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
social withdrawal
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • 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 15
30s 49
40s 69
50s 58
60s 46
70+ 21
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 76
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 33
Female 225

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 150
Not Diagnosed 33

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