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An allergy can potentially have many complications and they tend to be different among various types of individuals. The more common complications of an allergic reaction are nasal polyps, anaphylaxis, asthma, hives and sinusitis (acute and chronic). Acute sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses which causes a blockage in the air passageway making breathing difficult. Furthermore fluid accumulates on the sinuses making mucosal drainage difficult as well. Allergy can also beget other kinds of allergy reactions.

Acute sinusitis – When breathing difficulty ensues, persistent coughing, headaches and fever follow. When allergy leads to acute sinusitis, the latter can last for a month. Acute sinusitis can cause symptoms such as halitosis, nausea, cough, facial pain, sore throat, nasal congestion and nasal breathing difficulty.

Anaphylaxis – This is a health condition that is triggered by the interaction of specific chemicals with the antibodies leading to allergic reactions. Anaphylaxis is a potentially fatal condition with symptoms that include watery eyes and severe rhinitis among others. The abrupt chemical release causes dramatic physiological changes like the narrowing of the bronchial tubes and the sudden drop of blood pressure. An anaphylactic shock can come from a mere insect bite or a bee sting. Other common signs of an anaphylaxis reaction include hives, diarrhea, pale skin, vomiting, nausea, wheezing, drop in pulse and dizziness.

Chronic sinusitis – This condition is simply acute sinusitis that has been extended for long periods of time. Chronic sinusitis can lead to the development mold or fungi on the sinuses and can affect the physiology of the nose – it can lead to a crooked septum. This type of condition lasts for around 3 months and can manifest symptoms such as ear pain, green yellowish discharge, lessened olfactory function, sore throat, cough and blockage of the nasal lining.

Dermatographia – This is a skin condition that reveals itself as inflammation and redness of the skin. The skin becomes sensitive that even with the slightest bruise or injury can result in prominent bumps. Dermatographia also can cause hive-like welts. It can be triggered by weather changes and becomes obvious after a few minutes.

Hive, urticaria and angioderma – These are skin disorders that has the look of a flare and wheal. Angioderma symptoms include welts in the lips and eye area. Angioderma can be hereditary and its other symptoms can consist of inflammation of the genital tract, air passage, feet and digestive tract among others.

Fungus infection in the lungs – If you have an allergy to molds, it can affect your lungs and sinuses. This condition is also known as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or allergic fungal sinusitis.

Brent Keime, LAc, MSTOM
4410 Lamont Street
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: 619-800-2287
http://weloveacupuncture.com/

Written by Valerie

November 15th, 2013 at 2:15 am

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