What are the Symptoms of Allergy?
Symptoms of allergy often depend on the route of exposure to the allergen.
Symptoms of allergy have a pattern. Pollen allergies appear at the same time every year. Pet allergies happen when one is around a certain animal, or in many cases, just enter a building where the animal lives. Dust allergies crop up while cleaning the house, shaking out rugs or on entering a very dusty building.
Symptoms of allergy arising from air-borne allergens like pollen, dust etc. include -
- Allergic rhinitis- A cold that never seems to go away. A running nose, congestion, or coughing that occurs pretty much constantly and lasts for more than 10 days can point to allergies.
- Wheezing or frequent coughing could indicate a serious allergy or asthma.
- Eyes are persistently red and itchy.
Symptoms of allergy due to foods or medicines include -
- Abdominal pain
- Skin hives
- Itchy skin
Rarely, allergies can set in a severe reaction called