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Do you suspect that you may be suffering from allergies?  If you do, you may be looking for a confirmation.  After all, some individuals believe that they do not need to seek medical attention if they are able to diagnosis themselves.  This is true in some cases, as long as your allergy symptoms are not severe.  

As for how you can go about determining whether or not you are suffering from allergies, you will want to be on the lookout for common allergy symptoms.  This is one of the easiest ways to determine if you should schedule a visit with a doctor or if you should start making lifestyle changes.  If you are interested in learning what some of the common symptoms of allergies are, you have a number of different options.  It is easy to research the most common symptoms of allergies online.  You can find a number of trusted medical websites with a standard internet search.  You can also find printed medical books available in your local library or for sale in many book stores.  The easiest way, however, is to continue reading on.  

According to WebMD, a trusted medical website, most allergy sufferers only experience mild to moderate allergy symptoms when having an allergic reaction.  As for mild allergic reactions, common symptoms include chest congestion, itchy eyes, watery eyes, and a rash.  As for moderate allergic reactions, symptoms tend to include itchy eyes, watery eyes, a rash, chest congestion, an itchy feeling over most of the body, as well as difficultly breathing.  Although most mild to moderate allergy symptoms can be treated at home, without a visit to a doctor’s office or the hospital, you should seek medical attention if you ever find it difficult to breathe, as you don’t want to your symptoms to escalate.

Although severe allergic reactions are not as common as mild to moderate symptoms, they are the most dangerous.  That is why if you suffer from allergies and find that your symptoms are getting worse, a home diagnosis is okay, as long as you still seek medical treatment.  This is important if you suspect that you have a food allergy, as they are often much more severe, as far as allergic reactions are concerned.  As for severe allergic reactions, they can include swelling, difficulty breaking, vomiting, diarrhea, painful cramps, dizziness, and a loss of consciousness.  If medical attention is not sought immediately following a severe allergic action, death may result.

As previously stated, it is more than possible for you to examine your symptoms to see if they are the result of allergies.  With in mind, you may still want to schedule a visit with an individual in the medical field.  This is because you may receive a stronger prescription medication, which may be able to provide you with the best relief.  Even if you aren’t given a prescription, your doctor will still likely give you tips and recommendations.  For example, he or she may recommend an over-the-counter allergy relief medication or they may even suggest natural ways that you can seek relief.  If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to visit your doctor, as no harm can come from doing so.

As reminder, if you suspect that suffer from a food allergy or if you have a severe allergic reaction, it is important to seek medical attention right away.  Mild to moderate symptoms can be treated at home, but try avoiding trigger factors.

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