Symptoms

Allergy symptoms vary from person to person depending on what they’re allergic to. Some typical symptoms of allergies are sneezing, sinus discomfort, watery nasal discharge, tiredness, blocked/runny/stuffy nose, skin rashes or hives (red and sometimes itchy bumps on skin), trouble swallowing, and shortness of breath among others.

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Diagnosis

Taking a medical history, studying the symptoms, doing a physical exam and conducting allergy tests are all part of diagnosing an allergy. These tests can include skin tests and blood tests among others. If you think you may have an allergy but don’t know which one, you must get yourself tested.

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Management

Allergies can be hard on you. There are ways to better manage your symptoms and stay a step ahead of your triggers. Upfront, your options are: reducing/avoiding exposure to allergens, taking safer, non-sedating medication in case of an attack, or becoming desensitized (allergy shots).

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Myths & Facts

There are so many things that people are misled about when it comes to allergies. In fact, there are so many things even sufferers of allergies might be unaware of like identifying an allergy vs a cold. Can you?

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