Understanding Allergies

For the full picture on what and how you’re feeling during allergy season, check out some helpful general knowledge below.

What is an allergy?

Mother and child blowing soap bubbles outdoor.An allergy occurs when a foreign substance that is usually considered harmless triggers an immune response in a susceptible individual, leading to a variety of unpleasant symptoms. If you have allergies, exposure to substances such as pollens, pets, dust, mold, and foods can release chemicals in the body that cause symptoms such as a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, drainage and wheezing.


Could your symptoms be caused by allergies?

You may have allergies if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Nose: Stuffy, runny, sneezing, itchy, postnasal drainage, facial pressure
  • Eyes: Watery, itchy, bloodshot
  • Skin: Hives, rash, dry/itchy skin
  • Lungs: Wheezing, shortness of breath, cough
  • Digestive: Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting

Learn More By Clicking Below:

Seasonal vs. Perennial Allergies
Nasal Allergies
Food Allergies
Allergy Treatment Options

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Allevia Allergy Center is a division of
Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists.