Saturday, 6 August 2011

The Common Allergy Symptoms

Do you think you may have had an allergic reaction? If you are reading this, I can safely assume that you think you may and that you are looking to affirm your suspicion. Some people think if they can diagnose themselves there is no need to seek medical intervention or for medical attention. Granted at times the symptoms are mild enough to treat yourself but sometimes they are too severe to even contemplate self medication, self preservation should predominantly prompt immediate medical attention.

So how do we determine you are allergic to something? We look at the common allergy symptoms to establish whether a simple lifestyle change will suffice or if an appointment to your general practitioner is in order. According to most medics, most common symptoms of allergies are mild and average on a scale measuring severity. These symptoms include a feeling of tightness in the chest, burning as well as scratchy eyes and a skin rash. In some cases, allergy sufferers experience an itchy feeling all over the body and a little difficulty breathing.

Most people just go to their local pharmacist who can recommend the best allergy medications particularly if it is common allergy symptoms regardless of the trigger. If you do find the trigger, good for you, you can then fight the allergy with over the counter supplements or as a home remedy, squeeze a lime into a glass of warm water and a teaspoon of honey. Drink it once a day for a couple of months and do so before breakfast.

Severe allergic reactions are not as common as the ordinary allergy symptoms. So when the common symptoms of an allergy, which you have diagnosed and decided to self treat, seem to be escalating and when the assault on the chest becomes more aggressively congested then medical attention should immediately be sought. Food allergies are said to be more severe as far as allergic reactions go. Severe meaning throwing up, swelling, struggling to breath, diarrhea, cramping, wooziness and eventually you black out.

If medical intervention is not sought then that black out could unfortunately be permanent. The severity must never be underestimated because that mistake could be fatal.

It is easy to want to be your own doctor sometimes you can be, there are plenty of home remedies available and most allergies work themselves out your system over a very uncomfortable period of time. Sometimes though when you know you have tried everything with no lessening of your symptoms then you have to listen to your body and your gut telling you something is just not right especially if those feelings are soon accompanied by stronger symptoms.

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