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)

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

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Ultram)
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)

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

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (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)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach irritation if not enough food in stomach
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
projectile vomiting
Total evaluations
1
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)

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

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (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)
  • 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 16
30s 53
40s 66
50s 52
60s 47
70+ 16
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 74
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 32
Female 217

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 147
Not Diagnosed 31

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