Allergy Symptoms

allergy symptomsThere are a lot of different types of allergies that can cause various levels of discomfort. Allergy symptoms can include having stomach pain, cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea; itchiness, rash and hives; a runny or stuffy nose, watery eyes; sore or rough throat, difficulty swallowing or, in an extreme case, even breathing problems.

In allergic disease, sufferers develop a sensitive immune system to alle various rgens such as chemicals, dusts, foodstuffs or animals. When we come into contact with these the bod’s natural defences overreact and release inflammatory chemicals which leads to the symptoms. Depending on where the body finds these “allergens”, in the airways, on the skin or when eaten, a variety of symptoms may develop.

Most commonly, allergens can inflame the mucous membrane lining the nasal passages, which swells and closes off the normal flow of oxygen into your lungs, causing sneezing, coughing and breathlessness.

Other common allergies develop in the skin to chemicals such as washing powders or jewellery leading to rashes or itching.

Sometimes allergies to certain foods or chemicals can cause oral allergy syndromes with swelling of the lips or tongue, lower abdominal symptoms with bloating or cramps and bowel disturbance and rarely can lead to life threatening anaphylaxis.

Therefore solving your allergy problem and dealing with it could have far wider benefits for all-round health.

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