Allergy Symptoms

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concerned woman in sports bra on white background

When it comes to allergies do you know what to look for? Are you aware of the main symptoms to look out for when it comes to allergies? Mild allergy symptoms in the most can be just frustrating and annoying, however, there are more severe symptoms that can be experienced by some people that can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

The following is a list of the more common allergy symptoms that you may experience.

Mild allergy symptoms

  • Runny nose – One of the more annoying symptoms of allergies is a runny nose, causing a person to be constantly blowing their nose or sniffing.
  • Skin rashes – these are some of the more painful symptoms and they are itchy most of the time. However, they are also very annoying and depending on where they are on the body some people even consider them ugly.
  • Conjunctivitis – This is a burning and itching of the eyes. This can be a big problem for a lot of people that are dealing with allergies

Moderate allergy symptoms

  • Coughing.  Many people with allergies have to deal with a persistent cough, continued coughing will start to become painful.
  • Itchy Nose. Mouth, throat and skin.  An itch that cannot be smoothed is one of the most annoying problems that an allergy can bring on.
  • Hives.  Having hives is something that can be very uncomfortable and annoying.  It can be painful for some and it can bring the attention of others to you when you are out in public.

Severe Allergy Symptoms

  • Anaphylaxis this is the most severe symptom of an allergy, Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening, however, this symptom is rare.
  • Breathing problems.  This is one symptom that can be very harmful to a person that is suffering from an allergy.   Having a lack of oxygen can get a person’s attention to the allergy.
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting. Having diarrhoea and vomiting can be a very big problem for many people in their normal life.  It may even become life-threatening for some that have it too long.
  • Headache and Dizziness.  Having a headache and suffering from dizziness can be a very distractible problem.  It is hard to live a normal life and do the things that a person normally would do if you are suffering from dizziness and headaches.

There are many symptoms of allergies that can affect your lives, some worse than others. It is important to remember that some of these symptoms can be the same for other medical problems and you should always contact your doctor if any symptom persists to get a proper diagnosis.

How to recognise allergy symptoms?

You may think that you have come down with a cold, however, you find more and more that it is difficult to get rid of it. Or you are suffering from persistent asthmatic symptoms. Or maybe you find you get the sniffles after eating a particular type of food. Any of these factors could be a sign that you are suffering from an allergy. In the United States alone over 40 million people suffer from some form of allergy and that number is rising daily.

Some think the increase is down to modern living and poor health styles, the increased consumption of fast and fatty foods that can weaken the bodies immune system. While others blame increased pollution inside and outside our home is reducing or bodies the ability to defend itself from irritants.

The fact of the matter is that no one can say for definite why there is an increase in numbers of allergy sufferers, especially for people in their later years. It is for this reason that you should learn all you can about allergies

Allergies cause our immune system to trigger, generally as an over response to a substance that would usually be considered harmless. It is possible to be allergic to just about anything, however, some things cause more problems than others. One of the more common causes of allergies is pollen. For the majority of folk pollen doesn’t bother them at all, however for those that suffer from hay fever (a known pollen allergy) pollen can bring about all sorts of problems  including: The two biggest groups of people most at risk from allergies include people that have a family history of allergies and those that have a weakened immune system.

Whatever it is that causes your allergy, be it a food group or a foreign substance the key factor in fighting your allergies is to find out what causes it in the first place, and then work out ways to avoid whatever it is you are allergic to.

Once you are aware of what triggers your allergy you may be able to take medication to reduce the impact of the allergen on your body, depending on what it is that triggers your allergy. Making yourself aware of the causes and common allergy symptoms will help you assess your problems and find the help you need to become allergy-free.

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