Eric T Waterman MD FACS

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Signs & Symptoms of Allergy Problems

Understanding the cause and impact of Allergy

Are my symptoms allergy-related?

Many of the same symptoms that allergies cause are also indicated by other conditions. How can you be sure whether your symptoms are allergy-related? Getting evaluated by an allergy specialist is the only way to know for sure if you’re just under the weather or if your symptoms might a sign of a more serious problem like an allergy.
If you believe your symptoms may be allergy-related, or if your current allergy treatment isn’t doing enough to fight your symptoms, contact our office today to arrange your allergy evaluation.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Allergy

  • Sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis)

  • Itchy, red, watering eyes (conjunctivitis)

  • Fatigue or headaches

  • Wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, or coughing

  • Hives or a raised, itchy, red rash

  • Fever

  • Swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face

  • Upset stomach, abdominal pain or discomfort, vomiting or diarrhea

  • Dry, red and cracking skin (dermatitis)

Signs of a Severe Allergic Reaction

Severe allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, can be life-threatening. If you believe you are having
a severe allergic reaction, you should seek medical care immediately. Some signs of anaphylaxis include:

  • Swelling of the throat and mouth

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness

  • Confusion or a feeling of doom

  • Blue lips or skin

  • Cardiac arrest

  • Collapsing or loss of consciousness