Many people suffer from allergies without even realizing the root cause of their misery. Allergy symptoms are persistent, unlike the common cold, and will not subside until the allergens that are triggering them are removed from the environment, or you begin a treatment plan to combat them. In this blog, we will look at some of the most common allergy symptoms to help you recognize them a little better.

Hay Fever

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is one of the most common symptoms of allergy sufferers. Hay fever mimics many of the symptoms of the common cold, including runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and swollen eyes. For this reason, many people don’t realize that they are suffering from allergies, and assume it is just a cold.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis can be a life-threatening symptom, so it is important to be able to recognize it as soon as possible. It sets in extremely quickly and includes symptoms such as chest pain, anxiety, vomiting, swelling, and even unconsciousness. Anaphylaxis is usually an emergency situation, so get help as quickly as possible.

Swelling and hives

If you have a skin allergy, one of the most common symptoms is swelling. You may also experience an outbreak of hives. These symptoms are usually the result of a bug bite or sting, allergic reactions to plants, or reactions to food.

Do these symptoms seem familiar to you? If so, a visit to your local Corpus Christi allergy clinic may be just what you need. Contact us today to schedule your allergy test so that we can help you determine if allergies are indeed what is causing your suffering. If so, we have treatment plans that can help you take your life back.