There are many severe allergies and symptoms that affect up to thirty percent of the population. Young adults and many children experience hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis can be one of many severe allergies that causes inflammation and irritation of nasal passages from year round and seasonal allergens. Symptoms include but are not limited to nasal congestion, post nasal drip, itching of the nose and sneezing.
There are some who think that allergic rhinitis is not a big deal, but for those who suffer greatly through this allergy; it can be a horrible nightmare. Allergic rhinitis can be classified with other severe allergies affecting the majority of the population, causing missed work days and school days. With the combined costs of doctors’ visits, missed work days and medical; this has indeed taken a heavy toll on a person who suffers greatly from this allergy. You could actually compare their quality of life to that of a person who suffers from severe asthma.
Unfortunately; allergic rhinitis is one of those severe allergies that possibly influence other diseases. When hay fever symptoms are not controlled, sinus infections, asthma, and ear infections are an end result. Those who suffer from allergic rhinitis are more prone to illnesses because inflammation of the nose causes the person to become much more susceptible to virus causing the common cold.
There a many reactions that accompany severe allergies. Type I reaction is a result when antigens attaches to IgE antibodies stimulating mast cells to release histamines with other chemical culprits of the allergy. Certain types of reactions can cause welts, wheezing, itching, and sneezing. Severe allergies can cause nasal obstructions, facial pain and pressure. Other severe allergies are related to shell fish. These are activated by IgE; symptoms of this include wheezing, itching, hives, and in most instances, death.
Other severe allergies include Type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction. Mediated by a person’s lymphocytes usually occurs several days after exposure and can quite possibly last for twenty – one days. Symptoms include intense itching, deep blisters and a skin rash.
One of the most notorious, severe allergies is anaphylaxis. This allergy is a life threatening reaction caused when mast cells releases chemicals such as leukotrienes and histamines. A person will experience lowered blood pressure, which basically shocks the system. Other horrifying symptoms include hives, swelling, and breathing problems. Other symptoms include:
- Rapid heart rate
- Abdominal cramping
- Rapid heart rate
Shellfish can usually contribute to anaphylaxis. Skin testing and blood tests can be performed to track down the specific allergen that causes this type of allergy. A person could be allergic to shrimp, but not have a problem when eating a clam or a mussel. In order to confirm severe allergies, blood tests can be utilized by checking the serum tryptase level, just to make sure that a disease similar to anaphylaxis is not the culprit to the symptoms.
Seasonal allergy symptoms vary from sneezing, scratchy throats, congestion, and eye irritation. A person can feel when pollen season is approaching, especially once they start to experience itchy and watery eyes. Some people experience a tickling sensation on the roof of their mouths or backs of throats. Along with all of this is a runny nose and; of course, sneezing.
There are some sufferers of seasonal allergy symptoms that experience wheezing, coughing, congestion, and headaches. Unfortunately, it is hard to sleep with many of these symptoms; most often people become very irritated. Another symptom includes allergic conjunctivitis. This is a seasonal allergy symptom that causes the inner eyelids and the surface of the eyes to become inflammed.
Below is a list of seasonal allergy symptoms that most folks suffer through on a regular basis. Many seasonal allergy symptoms usually start within five to ten minutes of exposure to culprit allergens.
- Dry cough
- Runny nose
- Itchy throat
- Inability to taste or smell
- Sleep disturbances
- Itchy and watery eyes
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Sometimes seasonal allergy symptoms can show up in a person well before their early twenties. The earliest seasonal allergy symptoms may develop are between the ages of five to ten years of age. People can also receive their first allergies as late as their mid thirties or possibly even later; it really does depend upon the person. Hereditary seasonal allergy symptoms are very much popular with many people. One would never think that seasonal allergy symptoms run in families, but they do. Those who happen to have hay fever tend to have relatives who have problems with seasonal allergy symptoms.
Many foods can cause a person to deal with seasonal allergy symptoms. Although hard to pinpoint, a person may not know exactly what could be causing their symptoms. If you consume a generous amount of fruits, vegetables, soy, wheat, and proteins; this could possibly contribute to seasonal allergy symptoms. Let us not forget nuts; especially walnuts. They appear to make just about anyone come down with an itchy mouth and throat. Below are common contributors of seasonal allergy symptoms.
- Nuts, pistachios, walnuts, almonds hazelnuts
One should try hard to steer away from foods that can cause seasonal allergy symptoms. A good suggestion would be to weed certain foods out of your diet at a gradual pace.