Sometimes it can be difficult to understand all of the allergy signs and symptoms that take place, because each allergy type can bring on completely different symptoms. Some correspond to each other, while others make no sense at all in relation to what you're feeling. The top method of care for your symptoms is the use of an antihistamine along with some form of other allergy medications. If your allergies are really strong then your doctor may prescribe you something especially for what you are feeling, but there are plenty of over-the-counter alternatives to choose from.

Seasonal Allergies:

Perhaps the most common of the allergy signs and symptoms are those that seem like cold symptoms and these are generally seasonal. Fall and Winter may bring a lot of dust, dust mites, and mold out which can cause headaches, sore throats, and stuffy noses. While Spring and Summer are famous for the high levels of pollen flying around both outside and sometimes inside. This can be particularly difficult if you suffer from allergies because your body has difficulty telling apart the pollen from other unknown intruders, which is why it releases antibodies and you will find yourself suddenly having a runny nose, sneezing or having coughing fits. It might seem unfair for your body to react this way, but believe it or not, these are signs of protection, not self-destruction.

Food Allergies:

Another area where it's good to know allergy signs and symptoms is in regards to food allergies. This can be a particularly terrible one to deal with, because unlike seasonal allergies which can be controlled for the most part, food allergies are sometimes unavoidable and some are even fatal. Peanut allergies are one that many people associate with fatalities, but while it is true that they can be truly awful, they are also quite rare. Allergies to dairy products, gluten, nuts, and different fruits like strawberries can cause problems in people of all ages. Your doctor should be able to help test you for these allergies, and if you find that you are having discomfort after eating any of these you may need to take medication before eating them, or you may need to avoid them altogether. These types of allergies can cause hives, sweating, swelling of the throat and nasal passages, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and vomiting.

Scent And Touch Related Allergies:

There are also sensitivities to scents and certain topical agents to be wary of when considering allergy signs and symptoms. You may find that certain perfumes, soaps, deodorants, and body sprays bother you and can cause headaches, watery eyes, or itchy throats. Similarly, for many people who suffer from scent sensitivity, they can also break out in rashes due to contact with certain topical agents like hand creams, dish washing detergents, soap, or laundry freshener. There are some medicated creams, tablets, and other forms of medication that can be used against these allergies, but the best form of prevention is simply to find out what bothers you and to stay away from it. This can be more difficult for those allergic to scents than for those with topical allergies.