What are the symptoms of respiratory allergies?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The severity of respiratory allergy symptoms depends on each individual person, but in most cases, symptoms can affect the skin, eyes and airways. People may experience itching in the mouth, nose or throat, and their eyes can become watery and red. Difficulty breathing, wheezing or coughing can be common symptoms, too. In some cases, people with allergies may also have asthma that can be triggered by their allergic reactions.

One of the best ways to treat and manage respiratory allergy symptoms is to avoid the allergens that trigger your symptoms. However, since many common allergens are airborne substances like dust mites, they can be found throughout your home and may be difficult to avoid. Keep allergens at bay by regularly dusting your furniture, washing your bedding, and vacuuming the carpets. More permanent steps such as installing special air filters or removing the carpeting in your home can also help reduce your symptoms.

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