With the advent of spring comes the advent of sneezing for millions of people all over the country. Did you know that allergic rhinitis, or hay fever affects 50 million people in the United States? Nasal allergies, which are also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever, are actually a body’s complete overreaction to a, usually pretty harmless, external stimulant, the allergen. But the body of those with allergies works overtime to get rid of it.
While your body is freaking out over allergens, it will show outward signs of distress, otherwise known as symptoms. Here are the allergy symptoms you should watch out for:
- Runny nose
- Itchy eyes, mouth or skin
- Stuffy nose
- Fatigue (often because of lack of sleep from the congestion)
Sometimes you might also experience coughing and sore throat. If you have allergies, as opposed to say, a cold, the symptoms will usually last more than 10 days. Check out our handy chart to compare your symptoms and help you figure out if you have allergy symptoms, cold symptoms or flu symptoms.
Another good thing to keep in mind is that there are two different types of allergies, seasonal, and perennial.
For people with seasonal allergies, spring, summer and early fall can be tough. Things like pollen from flowers, grass and weeds as well as mold, can cause uncomfortable allergy symptoms.
For those with the curse of perennial allergies, symptoms are year-round (yay!) and are generally caused by pet dander, dust mites, mold or even cockroaches. They can also be caused by irritants like smoke from cigarettes or diesel exhaust and even perfume.
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