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
- 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