Two-thirds of Americans have allergies; only half seek treatment

  • April 23, 2014

Approximately 67% of Americans have seasonal or perennial allergy symptoms, but only half are currently seeing a medical professional, according to a press release.

The survey was conducted online November 12-14, 2013 and included 2,047 adults aged 18 years and older, of whom 1,325 reported any seasonal or perennial allergy symptoms. Data indicated that 45% of patients who did not see a doctor were more likely to purchase over-the-counter medications that did not adequately reduce allergic reactions, according to the press release.

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