Allergy Season Survey: Over the Counter Medicines Are Most Popular Treatments

Americans are in the midst of allergy season. For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, this time of year can include a lot of staying inside to avoid all of the pollens and other allergens lurking outdoors. But there are plenty of treatment options available, from medications to allergy shots to homemade or natural remedies. So just what are people’s favorite allergy treatments for this time of year?

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Allergy Season

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 31% of respondents said they suffer from seasonal allergies every year. Another 34% said they sometimes suffer from seasonal allergies. And just 36% never do.

Of those who have suffered from seasonal allergies, 84% find them to be very bothersome. And 47% of allergy sufferers said that allergies have kept them from participating in some outdoor activities.

Allergy Treatments

In general, 62% of allergy sufferers said they have tried various treatment methods to alleviate some of their seasonal allergy symptoms. However, just 46% of them said they have been at least somewhat satisfied with the different treatment methods they have tried.

Favorite Remedies

More specifically, respondents named Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec and Benadryl as their allergy medications of choice. But others have tried alternative methods to treat seasonal allergies such as herbal supplements and neti pots. And others said they simply try to stay home as much as possible during allergy season.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Cold season starts from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on May 27 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.