Allergy causes rash and hives, runny nose, mucus in nose and throat, coughing, wheezing sound in throat, watering eyes, etc. Find out more about allergy onset symptoms and how to find relief:
Runny Nose, Stuffy Nose, Sneezing
Are your sneezing and runny nose the result of a common flu or a warning sign of allergies?
Wheezing, Shortness of Breath
Wheezing and shortness of breath are common signs of asthma, but they can also be a sign of allergies and causes allergic asthma.
A dry, persistent cough which does not go away may be a sign that you have allergies.
Skin rashes come in many forms. Eczema, contact dermatitis and hives are three types of rashes that can be caused by allergies. Be alert for these red raised itchy bumps.
Are you feeling tired and irritable? Your fatigue could be a sign of untreated allergies.
Fifty percent of adults report they suffer from a severe headache at least once a year. Some headaches can be caused by an allergy.
Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are two symptoms of food allergies. Food allergies affect 4-6% of children and 4% of adults.
Despite the name ‘hay fever’ your fever is not caused by allergies. If you or your kids have never-ending-like flu symptoms, it might be allergy reaction.
COMMON ALLERGY SYMPTOMS IN CHILDREN
When your kid is sniffly, stuffy and sneezy, it can be difficult to tell exactly what causes all the not-so-fun symptoms. Here are some methods to see if your child might be suffering from allergy symptoms. The more information you have, the better you and your kid can communicate with your pediatrician.
SUFFERING FOR A FEW WEEKS
If your child has been suffering from what seems like a never-going-away cold for more than two weeks, it can be allergies. Allergy symptoms in children will linger while pollen or allergens are in the air.
CHILD ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
Allergy symptoms in children usually present as a runny nose or itchy nose, sneezing, and sometimes congestion. It might be sinus allergy.
TRANSLUCENT, THIN MUCUS
Generally, mucus from allergies is clear and very thin, like water. Children infected by colds usually produce thicker, yellowish mucus. Have your child blow into a tissue and let your pediatrician know at your child’s next appointment.
LOOK FOR CUES
Are your kids allergy symptoms worse in spring or fall when outdoor allergies are rampant? Is your kid always rubbing their nose, which is commonly known as the “the allergy salute,” or are you finding surprises of dirty sleeves in the laundry? Noticing these kinds of symptoms can help give you clues as to whether or not your kid is suffering from allergy.
DOES YOUR MOTHER OR FATHER HAVE ALLERGIES EXPERIENCE?
If one parent has allergies, kids have a 50% chance of having allergies and up to a 75% chance if both parents suffer from allergies. That means if you or your partner has been suffering from allergies, so is your kid.