Symptoms of the Allergy

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More viscous mucus or mucus in the nose

Rhinitis. Nasal congestion (obstruction), watery mucus, nasal itching and/or sneeze sparing.


Irritated red eye

Conjunctivitis. Reddening and/or itchy eyes.

Person with itchy inside of mouth and throat


Oral Allergy Syndrome. Itching inside the mouth and throat (oropharyngeal cavity)

Person with persistent cough

Asthma. Persistent dry cough, the feeling of breathlessness, whistles in the chest (wheezing).

Inflamación de la boca

Angioedema. Swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, or auricular pavilions (ears).

Man with skin blemishes

Urticaria. Generalised or localised hives.

Person with itchy skin on the face

Erythema. Generalised or localised reddening and itching.

Woman vomiting into the toilet

Gastrointestinal symptoms. Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain.

Person with stitches on the face due to anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (breathlessness and/or dizziness that present in acute form and are usually accompanied by itching of the skin, either generalised or localised in the palms of the hands and/or on the soles of the feet and/or in the armpits, and occasionally by nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain with or without diarrhoea).

Person with wheals on his face and a death symbol suffering from anaphylactic shock

Death due to anaphylactic shock.

How to differentiate between a cold and an allergy?

Substantiated information by:

Joan Bartra Tomàs
Rosa Maria Muñoz Cano

Published: 24 July 2019
Updated: 24 July 2019

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