Symptoms of allergies
We recognize allergy symptoms from occasional and only mild bothersome to those who are chronic or life threatening. The type of allergy is determined by the type and the severity of your symptoms. Common allergy symptoms may include:
- Itching and swelling – the skin or the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, mouth and throat may become uncomfortable and itchy. Swelling may also occur.
- Skin rash or hives – This skin reactions can range form a fine bumpy rash to large raised hives that is caused by an allergy, but it may be a result from an infection or other causes.
- Sinus pressure - It is a feeling of discomfort on the top of your head, above your eyebrows, behind you eyes or your cheeks, upper jaw, ears or neck.
- Sore throat and morning cough – It is an allergy that may lead to a cough, sore throat or tickle at the back of you throat when lying down. The mention symptoms may be caused by mucus dripping form the back of the nose into the throat. This is known as postnasal drip.
- Wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath – It is an allergy that causes the airways to become inflamed and constricted in some individual. This is known as asthma.
It is important to recognize the warning signs of more serious allergic reaction that may affect the whole body. This reaction is called anaphylaxis.