If you were asked to name three allergy symptoms, chances are you’d say sneezing, congestion, and itchy eyes. These are the best-known symptoms, but they’re far from the only possible problems allergies can cause. Lawrence Liszewski, MS, DO, at Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializes in knowing the full range of allergy symptoms throughout your body, so they can accurately identify the source and create the best treatment for relieving your symptoms. If you have persistent symptoms, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
You can experience allergy symptoms in nearly any area of your body. When your body mounts an inflammatory response to fight your allergens, the inflammation can have a widespread impact.
The cells that trigger allergic reactions, called mast cells, are in every system and organ throughout your body. That means you can develop common symptoms, as well as symptoms you would never suspect are related to allergies.
There’s no doubt that allergies to pollen, dust mites, animal dander, molds, and foods can cause headaches and brain fog.
You may also experience a host of head or brain-related symptoms, such as:
Somnolence refers to abnormal sleepiness due to a health condition such as allergies.
Allergies often cause nasal symptoms such as:
Allergies that affect your nose and ears can cause:
If you have hyperacusis, normal or soft noises sound unbearably loud.
You already know about red, itchy eyes caused by allergies. But some types of allergies may lead to vision changes.
You could experience one or more of the following:
To give you one example, fungal allergies that affect your nose can lead to blurry vision, vision loss, and a damaged optic nerve.
Though the team at Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC may find other allergy-related causes for lung and heart symptoms, these body systems are most often affected when you have allergic asthma or an anaphylactic reaction.
The lung and heart symptoms you may experience include:
Retractions occur when you have a hard time breathing. As your muscles work to pull in air, the areas between your ribs and under your neck sink in.
Inflammation due to allergies can also affect your joints, causing:
A close association exists between arthritis and food, drug, and environmental allergies.
Food allergies and sensitivities most often affect your abdomen and gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but mast cells in the GI tract can be activated by other allergens such as chemicals, odors, and insect stings.
Abdominal and GI symptoms include:
You may also experience gallbladder-like symptoms such as pain in the upper right or center abdomen, pain that spreads to your right shoulder or back, and tenderness over your abdomen.
Of all the body systems affected by allergies, you may least expect to have problems in your genitourinary tract. But you can experience:
If you have a thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge, you may have a yeast infection, which is another allergy symptom.
If you have ongoing allergy symptoms, call Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, or book an appointment online today.