Allergies 101


Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:30
  • Wheezing, difficulty breathing
  • Runny nose, congestion
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the lips, eyes, face, tongue and/or throat
  • Mouth tingles or is itchy
  • Skin rash (note: eczema is a common skin condition often associated with food allergies, see your doctor for proper diagnosis)
  • Diarrhea
  • Loose stools
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness
  • Cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis (can occur in some severe cases) Anaphylaxis is when the throat swells, making breathing difficult because the airways constrict. Other symptoms may include a rapid pulse, dizziness, shock, and lightheadedness. This is life threatening and needs to be treated immediately by a clinician.