Allergy Symptoms

Written by Norene Anderson
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Allergy symptoms vary tremendously depending on the person and the type of allergy. Allergic rhinitis is a common response to airborne allergens. The symptoms may include an itchy nose or throat, sneezing, coughing, and congestion. Other symptoms may include watery and/or red eyes. The eyes may also itch. This is seen frequently and is known as allergic conjunctivitis.

These allergy symptoms may last all year or they may be season specific. They can be a minimal annoyance or they can be severe. This can lead to other complications such as asthma or chronic sinus infection. Children should be monitored carefully if signs of allergies are observed. It is easy for allergies to progress to asthma. It is also often a source for congestion leading to ear infection. It is very important to keep the natural fluid drainage system open and working properly to avoid the opportunity for mucus to thicken and congeal.

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Removing the source of the allergens is the first step in getting relief from allergy symptoms. Preventive measures include getting enough fluids daily to keep mucus secretions thinned to facilitate the movement through the nasal and sinus passageways. This can also be enhanced by using a natural nose spray or irrigation to remove any settled secretions.

Airborne allergens result in allergic rhinitis in millions of Americans. By the time a child is 10 years old, the symptoms are usually apparent. These symptoms continue to increase for the next decade. By the age of 40 or 50, the symptoms will often begin to disappear.


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