Allergic Reactions and Common Symptoms
Today there are very often more than one 'substance' or 'allergen' involved in causing reactions such as itching, swelling, sneezing, wheezing, and various other symptoms. It is primarily the immune system, that is affected or weakened by a variety of factors, which may react or give rise to a vast number of complaints, affecting:
- IBS - Irritable bowel syndrome
- bloatedness, wind
- heartburn/ acid reflux
- abdominal cramps / pain
- mouth ulcers
- blocked or running nose
- hay fever
- itchy or watery eyes
- ear infections
- gluy ear
- general breathing difficulty
- itchy skin
- hives (urticaria)
Tell-Tale Signs (especially in children) are:
dark circles under eyes, swollen or red around eyes, red ears and/or cheeks, itchy nose/ears/eyes, mood changes or behavioural changes, ‘sudden’ irritability, hyperactivity or withdrawal symptoms, also changes in handwriting or drawing.
Further Associated Symptoms:
- Headaches & migraine
- Emotional disturbances
- fatigue & chronic fatigue (ME)
- weight gain or loss
- water retention / oedema
- general ill-health and not feeling well.
However, not all associated symptoms are caused or aggravated by allergies or intolerances.
Any symptom can always point to underlying - serious health problems - in addition to the frequency or severity of any reactions a person may experience.