Here are some of the common allergies and ways to identify them.

Symptoms of food allergy and how to identify it

Food allergy symptoms usually occur within a few minutes after the food allergens are absorbed by the body. But in some cases the allergy may not occur for several hours. The food that can cause food allergy in some persons include eggs, nuts, fish, shell fish, wheat and soya products. Some of the symptoms that can be identified due to food allergy are usually divided into mild symptoms and severe symptoms

Mild symptoms or signs include

  • Nausea,
  • Difficulty in swallowing or speaking,
  • The nose is runny and gets stuffy,
  • Abdominal cramps and indigestion,
  • Vomiting with diarrhea,
  • Tightness in the throat,
  • Skin rashes.

Signs of Allergies

  • Difficulty in breathing,
  • There occurs facial swelling and itching,
  • Anaphylaxis,
  • Rapid increase in the heart beat.

Symptoms of Respiratory allergy and their identification

Respiratory allergy is the result of exposure to airborne allergens that may include plant pollens, animal dander, dust mites and some mold spores. These symptoms may occur as mild ones or severe types

Mild symptoms due to respiratory allergy include
  • Wheezing and coughing,
  • Itchy nose and throat,
  • There may occur frequent sneezes,
  • Smell glands may get inflicted.
Severe symptoms due to respiratory allergy include
  • Shortness of breath,
  • The chest may get tightened and there may also be chest pain.

Symptoms of allergy due to insect stings and their identification

Symptoms that may occur due to insect bites or insect stings usually occur within the first fifteen to thirty minutes of the insect sting or bite. Most of the insect stings occur from certain types of insects such as honey bees, fire ants, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets. There may be mild symptoms or severe symptoms from these insect stings.

Mild symptoms or signs due to insect sting include
  • Swelling at the site of the sting that may be forearm or an entire hand with pain and itching.
  • Fever may occur in some cases,
  • Fatigue or Nausea,
  • Tongue may get swollen.
Severe symptoms due to insect sting may result in anaphylaxis.