Top 10 Apps for Allergies 2012
Find relief with the following 10 apps.
Top 10 Apps for Allergies 2012
According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), around eight percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from hay fever and roughly 13 percent have sinusitis, a common sinus inflammation that can occur after an allergic reaction. If you're suffering from allergies, you know just how debilitating, or even life-threatening they can be. Between the itchy eyes, sneezing, difficulty breathing, hives, and worse, they can really ruin your day to day. Find relief with the following 10 apps.
Please note: Healthline Networks does not endorse or warrant for fitness of purpose any of these applications. These apps have not been evaluated for medical accuracy by Healthline Networks and unless otherwise indicated, haven’t been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
iPhone - 3 stars with 2534 ratings - Free
Android - 4 stars with 237 ratings - 50K–100K installs in the last 30 days - Free
Sponsored by the makers of Zyrtec, the ZYRTEC® AllergyCast app offers expected information on how Zyrtec can alleviate your allergy symptoms, whether they're caused by outdoor allergies, pets, dust, or other allergens. So if you are planning an allergy-free day, this app is a good place to start.
With the ZYRTEC® AllergyCast app, you'll receive a GPS-based allergy forecast for today and tomorrow along with the day's top allergens for your area. You can arrange, favorite, and save your primary locations so you receive hourly or 10-day forecasts quickly and easily.
Find Me Gluten Free
iPhone - 4.5 stars with 207 ratings - Free
Android - 4.5 stars with 616 ratings - 50K–100K installs in the last 30 days - Free
Celiac disease, a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing important nutritional components, in response to eating gluten, affects 3 million Americans, according to National Institutes of Health, Univ. of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. That's one out of 133 Americans!
The Find Me Gluten Free app helps them and their caregivers locate gluten-free friendly restaurants and markets. Peruse ratings and reviews, menus, allergen lists, and more — directly from the app.
Allergy & Gluten Free Scanner
iPhone - 4.5 stars with 21 ratings - $4.99
Created by dieticians and concerned parents, the Allergy & Gluten Free Scanner by Fooducate app, with a database of over 200,000 unique products, informs you about gluten as well as other food allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, lactose, fish, shellfish, egg, and soy in your favorite foods. Automatically scan a product UPC barcode, search for products, or browse by categories and get a complete nutritional analysis, so you can make more appropriate choices for you and your family.
audio book - allergies
Android - 3.8 stars with 23 ratings - 5K–10K installs in the last 30 days - Free
It can take hours or even days to research allergies. But with the audio book – allergies app, you'll learn quickly and easily just by listening. Put it on during your morning commute or listen while you work or run errands.
This comprehensive text-to-speech audio book will teach you everything you need to know about allergies such as what they are, how to prevent them, how to test for them, where to seek help, and even alternative medicine options. No matter which tactic you take, all this information will help you feel confident that you're making an informed decision.
iPhone - 4 stars with 16 ratings - Free
Android - 3.7 stars with 15 ratings - Free
If you suffer from food allergies, The AllergyEatsMobile app, with its GPS locator, makes where to go simple for you or any food allergy sufferers in your party.
This popular app offers invaluable reviews from others about how restaurants accommodate the needs of food-allergic and gluten-intolerant customers. You'll be able to find allergy-friendly restaurants on the go, even while traveling. Best of all, you can contact, get directions to, and take valuable information such as allergen lists, nutrition data, and more to the restaurant with you, all with the touch of a button.
iPhone - 3 stars with 23 ratings - Free
The best line of defense against allergies is a good offense. The Allergy Advisor app helps you take back control with the necessary tools to track and manage your allergies, while also plugging ASTEPRO® nasal spray, designed to relieve seasonal and perennial allergies.
Allergy Advisor offers weather and pollen forecasts for your area, trigger and symptom logs for myriad locations, customizable alerts for treatments and prescription refills, and at-your-fingertips contact information for your allergy specialists.
Food Allergy Detective
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 48 ratings - $2.99
To get to the bottom of your food allergies, you generally need to perform diligent detective work. But you don’t have time to be chasing down food culprits. Enter Food Allergy Detective.
This popular app allows you to quickly and easily track and analyze your food intake and symptom flare ups with its user-friendly journal. Just check foods and symptoms, hit save, and you'll be alerted to potential food sensitivities. Take this information with you to the doctor or nutritionist to help them formulate dietary recommendations.
Android - 4.6 stars with 10 ratings - Free
Between oral medications and nasal sprays there are myriad tactics you could take to rid yourself of allergy symptoms. But just a little prevention can help you avoid any major discomfort.
The AllergiesTreatment app does this by educating you through hundreds of articles and expert recommendations. Learn about lactose intolerance, the strawberry allergy, keeping an allergy-free home, and if you need to fight off symptoms, how to do it on a budget, and much more.
Cook IT Allergy Free
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 70 ratings
Praised by Bon Appétit magazine, Cook IT Allergy Free is the go-to app for allergen-free cooking to support you or your family's allergy-free diets with hundreds of complementary, beautifully laid out recipes for delicious, mouthwatering dishes.
If you are allergic to gluten, dairy, eggs, or nuts, you no longer have to search for a recipe that does not contain your allergens when with a simple tap, you can trade them out with appropriate, correctly-calculated, safe substitutions. Customize your recipes, create grocery lists, and save them in a recipe box and/or share them through email or social media with just the press of a button.
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 173 ratings - Free
If nasal allergy symptoms have got you down, Omnaris nasal spray is just one medication option. Its sponsored AllergyManager app is designed for the same purpose — to help you manage your nasal allergy symptoms.
With it, you'll receive easy-to-read, four-day allergy forecasts, including daily pollen counts, a year-long symptoms diary, anO mnaris discount and refill reminders, and more.
Try a Great App for Your Allergies
Fall, along with spring, is a difficult time for seasonal allergy sufferers. With recent record-high pollen counts, allergists are reporting that fall allergies are coming earlier this year. But according to experts, staying indoors — away from colder weather — challenges allergy sufferers, too, with drying indoor heat, dust, mold, and pet dander.
If you're plagued with symptoms, or if you are experiencing food allergies, seek treatment from a professional. But you might also do your own due diligence, using some or all of the 10 aforementioned apps, to boost the efficacy of your allergy treatment plan.
We selected these allergy apps based on their potential to aid people with allergies and their loved ones in a number of ways. Additional factors considered in selecting these apps included: user ratings, affordability, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to allergies and its community's needs. Together, this collection represents the gamut of helpful iPhone and Android apps that are successfully designed to make life with allergies more manageable.