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
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
Lightheadedness or dizziness
Confusion or a feeling of doom
Blue lips or skin
Collapsing or loss of consciousness