We can all be affected at some stage of our lives from allergies. They can be something that we have long suffered from all our lives or something we develop throughout periods of our lives. Not all of them are handled in the same way, nor do people suffer from all of the symptoms they can place on us. However, it’s important that we all become aware of the main symptoms of some of the most common allergies we can face with and how best to tackle them.
The main allergies we can all be faced with
Many people will struggle with things like hay fever, spring fever or pet and hair allergies at some stage in their lives. Some people will grow an intolerance to them as they years go by, while others will be long suffering individuals. That isn’t to say that some people can develop allergic reactions to different things throughout their lives, perhaps with food groups, dust or animals later on in life. Which is why it is worth sharing some of the common symptoms and ways to relive them, to help you deal with these allergy issues moving forward.
Some of the common symptoms include:
Sneezing, or it’s medical term, Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common side effects of an allergic reaction. It is the inflammation of inside the nose that is most commonly caused by dust, pollen, mould, or flakes of skin from animals. It typically causes cold-like symptoms, and one of the main issues is excessive sneezing. At least one in five people will be affected by this at some point in their lives, and pollen tends to be the biggest culprit. It can be hard to avoid it completely, but there are certain medications you can take to ease the affects. It’s also advisable to stay away from what causes the sneezing, so avoiding highly pollinated areas, etc.
A postnasal drip is the natural discharge of mucus from your nose into your throat. This is actually a very normal occurrence, and most people don’t even notice it happening as the mucus is combined with the saliva in your mouth and subsequently swallowed. However, for some people, it is highly noticeable, especially if they are struggling with an allergy. So it’s important to look into some other options to help you handle it. Thankfully websites like HomeRemedyShop have information online to help.
Conjunctivitis is when your eye the thin layer of tissue over your eye, the conjunctiva, becomes inflamed. This causes the eye to become red and slightly swollen, red, and itchy, and in some cases cause a sticky substance to gather in the eyelash area. Allergic reactions from something you have touched to then touching your eye can be a big cause of getting conjunctivitis. Most commonly caused by pollen. Which at this time of year is out in abundance. You can get some great eye drops from your local pharmacy or doctor to help ease the effects.
Many people can get an itchy rash when they suffer from an allergy or an allergic reaction to something. It may become raised and red which can also resemble hives. It is something that is temporary and can disappear or begin to change within 24 hours, although in most cases a rash will disappear completely in a few days. You can relieve the itch by taking antihistamines that can be purchased from your pharmacy.
Swollen lips, tongue or eyes
Swollen lips, eyes or tongue is a very common allergic reaction to things that you have taken. The swelling takes place under the skin and is medically referred to as angioedema. Sometimes in these circumstances, you may need steroid medication, but in most cases, antihistamines can work to relieve the symptoms. These particular reactions are more visual, and tend to spark the fact there has been an allergic reaction quicker than in other scenarios.
Tummy pain or diarrhea
Finally, another common symptom of an allergic reaction or allergy is tummy pain and/or diarrhea. Not always the most pleasant of symptoms and because of their nature, they can often be associated with other illness and sickness bugs, instead of being pinpointed to an allergic reaction. However, in these circumstances, it is always advisable to ensure that your body remains hydrated, and seek some guidance from your doctor. Websites like Women’s Health Mag have advice on how to drink more water. Symptoms like this could be a more serious side effect of an allergic reaction.
I hope this helps you become wiser to allergy symptoms and some of the ways you can relieve them.