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Symptoms of Allergic Reactions

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Your allergic reaction symptoms usually depend on the type of allergy you are suffering from.  The different types of allergies include pet allergies, seasonal allergies, food allergies and a whole lot more.

Pet Allergies

Dog allergy symptoms include:

Sneezing
Stuffy, itchy, runny nose
Itchy, red eyes
Wheezing and coughing

Cat allergy symptoms:

Sneezing
Stuffy, itchy, runny nose
Skin redness on the body part where the cat has licked, bitten or scratched you
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December 25th, 2013 at 3:54 am

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Causes of Allergic Reactions

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Allergic reactions happen when the body, particularly the immune system, fails to recognize a foreign material that has entered the body and as a result responds negatively to its presence.

A person can acquire allergies to specific conditions and foods that he often is not aware he is allergic to until he has been in contact with or has consumed them. An allergic reaction is often termed as an “attack” by doctors. When a person … Continue reading

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December 16th, 2013 at 7:11 am

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Coping with Allergic Reactions

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Listed below are some recommendations to help you deal with allergic reactions effectively.

Getting Adequate rest even with allergies – You can feel very tired and have problems sleeping if you suffer from nasal allergies. If you have an allergy treatment and prevention plan formulated by you and your doctor, you need to follow it to the letter. Other suggestions to let you be able to sleep well at night include:
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December 9th, 2013 at 2:57 am

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Allergy Symptoms

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Different people are allergic to different types of substances. Talk to your doctor if your allergy seems to be persistent or serious.

Food Allergies

The signs of food allergy often become manifest after taking foods you are allergic to. There are rare occasions when the person reacts to a food allergy only after hours of eating these foods. The symptoms can affect areas around the digestive tract, mouth or lips among others. Certain foods like … Continue reading

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November 25th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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Allergy Complications

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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 … Continue reading

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November 15th, 2013 at 2:15 am

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Allergy – Coping and Support

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Below are some of the tips you can try to help you cope with your allergy symptoms.

New and stronger forms of allergy medication – Antihistamines, which are over-the-counter allergy drugs target common allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and runny nose. Its common side effect, however, is that it makes people drowsy.  Now you can opt for newer forms of antihistamines that effectively ease symptoms but have less or no drowsy side effects to the … Continue reading

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November 3rd, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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Allergic Reaction Treatments and Drugs

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There may be no real cure for allergic reactions but, nevertheless, a vast array of medicines both over-the-counter and prescription, are available to address irritating and uncomfortable symptoms such as congestion, headache and runny nose. Some of the most popular of these medicines are corticosteroids, combination medications, antihistamines and decongestants among many others. Other treatment procedures for allergic reactions can include allergy shots that boost the body’s ability to fight the allergens.

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October 27th, 2013 at 3:43 am

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