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Signs & Symptoms

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 & 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

Source: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery “Allergies and Hay Fever, Patient health information.”