Anyone can develop an allergy. In fact, most people you ask will have a story of how they discovered their signs and symptoms of allergies. Simply put, when our immune system mistakes a benign item (like dust, pollen, dander, etc.) as harmful, it responds to it with an allergic reaction symptom.
Typically, an allergic reaction develops within a few minutes of being exposed. Occasionally, it can develop gradually over a few hours. Allergic reactions may be mild or severe, it’s important to know what they are so that you can be alert and report it to your doctor when required.
Typically, if you’re exposed to dust or pollen, the allergy will manifest as a runny nose. Allergic reaction symptoms for a skin allergy includes rashes . If it’s a food allergy, you may feel sick, vomit or have diarrhea.
Sneezing with itchy, runny, or blocked nose (Allergic Rhinitis)
Itchy, red, watering eyes
Wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and cough
Raised, itchy, red rash (Hives)
Swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face
Stomach pain, feeling sick, vomiting or diarrhoea
Dry, red and cracked skin
Swelling of the throat and mouth
Blue skin or lips
Collapsing and losing consciousness