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Symptoms of allergies usually develop within a few minutes of being exposed to something you’re allergic to, although occasionally they can develop gradually over a few hours.
Although allergic reactions can be a nuisance and hamper your normal activities, most are mild. Very occasionally, a severe reaction called anaphylaxis can occur.
Common symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
- sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose.
- itchy, red, watering eyes.
- wheezing, chest tightness, and a cough.
- a raised, itchy, red rash (hives).
- Swollen lips and tongue.
- tummy pain, feeling sick.
- dry, red and cracked skin.
The treatment for an allergy depends on what you’re allergic to. In many cases, your GP will be able to offer advice and treatment.
The best way to keep your symptoms under control is often to avoid the things you’re allergic to, although this isn’t always practical.
For example, you may be able to help manage:
- food Allergens – by being careful about what you eat
- animal allergies by keeping pets outside as much as possible and washing them regularly
- mould allergies -by keeping your home dry and well-ventilated, and dealing with any damp and condensation
- hay fever – by staying indoors and avoiding grassy areas when the pollen count is high
- dust mite allergies – by using allergy-proof duvets and pillows, and fitting wooden floors rather than carpets
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