ALLERGIES

Allergies are most commonly thought of things you breath in which cause your sinuses to go nuts.  However, an allergy can affect your whole body in different ways depending on what the allergen is.  Allergies can affect your nose and breathing, your eyes, you stomach, or even your skin.  Allergies can come from things you breathe, digest, or touch.

The symptoms of allergies will also vary depending on the allergen and what part of the body it is affecting.  Here is a list of symptoms that could be related to your allergies:

  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Itchy, burning or water eyes
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Wheezing or other breathing problems
  • Rashes or hives
  • Cramping in the stomach
  • Swollen or red eyes
  • Itching
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

There are both over-the-counter and prescription medications that are available to address many of the symptoms related to your allergies.  The best ones often depend on what type of allergen it is that is affecting your body and the symptoms that you are experiencing.

At this time, we have not found a Nurse Hotline dedicate to allergies and treatment of your symptoms.

Here is a list of resources you can turn to in support of your allergy care:

Mayo Clinic – mayclinic.com (article goes directly to the allergy education)

Medline – medline.org (article goes directly to the allergy education)

WebMD – webMD.com (article goes directly to the allergy education)