What I suffer allergy?
Not always easy to know what type of allergy you suffer as its manifestations are varied. Identify your symptoms.
IT IS ALLERGIC RHINITIS IF …
Your runny nose, itchy, sneezing. “The most common symptoms of rhinitis allergic are the flow, itching and sneezing, possibly obstruction when crises are more severe ” , said Dr. Marie-Christine Delsaux, allergist.
Seasonal rhinitis, or hay fever , take a few weeks to a few months. Throughout the year if the mites are responsible.
IF IT IS ECZEMA …
Itch, but the skin lesions differ from those hives.
“The red plate is located on the area that has been in contact with the allergen,” says Dr. Heloise Hatuel dermatologist. It is covered with vesicles with some fluid therein.
Eczema allergic may appear after several days, or several months of contact with the allergen. “In case of chronic allergic dermatitis, the lesions become dry,” adds Dr. Delsaux.
CONJUNCTIVITIS IS SO …
Your eyes are red, watery and itchy, possibly with swollen eyelids.
The conjunctivitis is often associated with allergic rhinitis.
IT’S HIVES IF …
It scratches much more rounded and swell plates on the skin, a few minutes or hours after exposure to the allergenic substance.
These plates are located on a large area or on the whole body.
“The hallmark of hives is that the more you scratch, the more it releases histamine, and the plate will swell,” says Dr. Hatuel.
ASTHMA IS THOUGH …
Cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing in the chest … It is surely asthma.
“Coughing is one of the symptoms of allergic asthma; it is not an irritant cough. It is important to know and make the diagnosis, “insists Dr. Antoine Magnan, pulmonologist allergist.
Asthma is always accompanied by rhinitis: inflammation reached the same mucous membranes of the nose and bronchi.
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!
In generalized hives, difficulty breathing accompanied by swelling of the lips or tongue: allergy is severe.
You have to call the emergency (to 15) or, if you already have, you inject adrenaline.
“Too many people do not dare to do the injection, are too late or not where they know row” laments Dr. Delsaux.