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
45
Tried for
seasonal allergy (45)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
42
Tried for
seasonal allergy (42)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
seasonal allergy (24)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
pain (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
depressed mood (19) pain (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
pain (16) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
pain (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
seasonal allergy (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (13) depressed mood (1)

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 (34 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness dizziness 4 more
Total evaluations
36
Tried for
seasonal allergy (45)
Treatment name(s)

(Claritin)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (15 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
seasonal allergy (42)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (5 evaluations)
Side effects
cold intolerance joint pain 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
seasonal allergy (24)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (20 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth anger 13 more
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
depressed mood (19) pain (4)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness 9 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
pain (16) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain acid reflux 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Astelin)
Perceived effectiveness
for seasonal allergy (6 evaluations)
Side effects
bitter taste gastroesophageal reflux disease 3 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
seasonal allergy (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (14 evaluations)
Side effects
disorientation drowsiness 4 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness difficulty waking up 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (13) depressed mood (1)
  • 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 15
20s 202
30s 527
40s 593
50s 436
60s 246
70+ 46
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 635
20-29 years 197
30-39 years 71
40-49 years 43
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 537
Female 1531

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1129
Not Diagnosed 148

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