Common Allergy Symptoms to Watch For

Allergy symptoms can vary depending on the severity of them. Allergic reactions can fall into the mild, moderate or severe categories and the symptoms get worse as you graduate from one type to the other.

If you suffer a mild allergic reaction the symptoms can include a swelling of the skin and a rash, itchy, watery eyes and congestion. A mild allergy attack will not spread to any other spot of the body beyond where it shows itself.

Moderate allergic reactions can include some of the above symptoms as well as more intense itchiness and a problem with breathing. If you suffer these types of allergy symptoms and it is diagnosed as a moderate allergic reaction, be aware that it can spread to other spots of your body if not kept in check. Medical attention should be sought for a moderate allergic reaction.

Allergy symptoms that can be classified as severe are known as anaphylaxis. This condition is rare but life threatening. When a severe allergic reaction occurs, the response of the body to an allergen is completely unexpected, intense and can affect not just one part of the body but the entire body. The symptoms can begin with itchiness of the eyes and face and can quickly spread to even more symptoms that become severe very fast.

Some examples of allergy symptoms related to anaphylaxis include pain in the abdomen, varying extents of swelling which can immediately cause problems with the person’s ability to breathe and swallow, cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and mental confusion. A severe allergic reaction constitutes a medical emergency and help should be sought without delay.

Most people who suffer from allergies are aware of the potential of allergy symptoms. It is worth noting however that new allergies can start all of a sudden without any prior warning and therefore keeping watch for potential allergy symptoms is always important.