There are people who just ignore allergy symptoms thinking that those can do no harm. The truth is that allergy symptoms are categorized into three: mild, moderate, and the severe kind. Moderate to Severe symptoms that result from allergic reactions can be life threatening; it is important for you to distinguish among the types for you to know what to do.
Mild allergy symptoms are contained in one specific part of the body and commonly include:
- Watery as well as itchy eyes
- Development of rashes
- Clogged Nose/Congestion
This can be treated by taking medication and is really nothing to worry about.
Moderate allergy symptoms on the other hand may need medical attention. Symptoms include the following:
- Finding it hard to breathe
- Itchy affected areas
Severe allergy symptoms, out of all the types of allergy symptoms need a great deal of medical attention though its occurrence may be quite rare. This kind of symptom is also known by the medical term: Anaphylaxis.
A person who experiences severe allergy symptoms has his/her life placed in danger, specifically because the allergen moves fast and affects every part of the body. Usually, it begins by itchy eyes or facial areas and then in just a matter of minutes, more serious allergy symptoms occur such as:
- Swelling of the body parts that make it difficult for the patient to either swallow or breathe
- Extreme Dizziness
The first step to alleviating allergic reactions would be to know more about the allergy symptoms you experience as well as how to treat the causes. There are lots of treatments available, with the so called “band aid” approach as the most commonly used. However, the said treatment can only give temporary relief. Examples of band aid approach medications would be both over the counter drugs and prescribed drugs that aim to relieve inflammation such as Visine, nasal sprays, etc.
Nowadays, there are even the natural treatments for allergy symptoms that are becoming popular. One good example of a natural approach in the treatment of allergy symptoms would be what the experts call as the herb milk thistle, that works not only by treating the symptoms but also by liver cleansing. A healthier liver is actually one way to prevent food allergies.
When it comes to allergy symptoms, do not just rely on temporary relief. Consult a physician and work to improve your well being and try to live a life with improved quality.