Saturday, September 19, 2020

Allergy Symptoms: Mild, Moderate & Severe


At some point we have all had a runny nose, itchy and watering eyes or fits of practically uncontrollable sneezing.

The majority of allergies are not of a serious nature and can be treated in our own homes with homeopathic therapies.

This can be done by using medications bought over the counter or by simply avoiding the triggers which lead to the appearance of the symptoms in the first place.

There are, however some more severe allergies which, if not treated immediately may become a life-threatening incident.

For this reason it is necessary to fully understand the difference between mild, moderate and severe allergy symptoms and to know when professional medical help is necessary.

Mild Symptoms

The mild symptoms are those we mentioned earlier which most of us have had at some time during our lifetime.

As well as the symptoms already covered, another common one is a skin rash localized to a specific area which will not spread to other parts of your body.

Antihistamines, nasal decongestants, eye drops or topical cream for the rashes will usually do the trick.

More often than not the mild symptoms of allergies do not need the care of your doctor, unless of course the condition does not appear to be clearing up after a few weeks.

Moderate to Severe Symptoms

Moderate and severe symptoms from your allergies are likely to spread to other parts of your body.

This is when they are more dangerous and can even result in being life-threatening on some occasions.

Symptoms of a moderate nature could be itching and breathing difficulties, while the more severe indications would be swellings on the body, making it difficult to swallow and to breathe.

You may well experience digestive disorders such as diarrhea, sickness and nausea, and mental clarity can often be distorted when you feel dizzy or seem to be confused.

You should realize that it is important at this point to seek professional medical help immediately because what you are experiencing may be a sign of the life-threatening condition of anaphylaxis.

Frequent Urination and Allergies

Allergies may also cause frequent urination. The depending factor is what triggers the allergic reaction. The trigger that most often causes frequent urination is a food allergy.

Celiac Issues

Digestive problems can often haunt those who have Celiac disease. Digesting too many foods that have gluten in them is a cause for many intestinal problems.

Therefore a byproduct of this problem is frequent urination. Foods like bread and pasta have wheat flower in their contents and wheat flower has gluten properties.

This means that if you have an allergy to wheat flower you will probably have a problem with frequent urination.

Thus, having a gluten free diet is the only way to eliminate this problem.

High Acid Food and Drink

It is a fact that your normal diet can cause you to have frequent urination problems.

Foods and liquids that are high in acidic content can cause you to have allergic reactions and urination problems.

The bad thing about this is many people do not realize that the foods and drinks they ingest on a daily basis could be the cause of their urinary problems.

The best and possibly the only way to find out what is making you have frequent urination is through keeping a food journal where you track everything you eat and drink on a daily basis.

Even if you do not have an upset stomach by eating and drinking foods with high acidic content, when it goes through the lower digestive system it can trigger an allergic reaction and therefore cause problems.

It is unknown why this happens, but if you are suffering from frequent bathroom breaks you should consider cutting out the foods and drinks that have high acidic content.

Theories Still Guess Work

Unfortunately, this is still just a lot of theories and guesswork. It has not been proven that frequent urination has anything to do with food allergies.

There are many people who have atypical allergies to various things. Basically, whatever allergy you have will create a trigger and then a chemical chain reaction in your body.

For some people the reaction may come in the form of hives, for others it may come in the form of abdominal cramping, nausea and diarrhea.

Also the same foods that caused the reaction may not do the same when consumed again.

Allergy Medications

Allergies and frequent urination could also be tied together due to your reaction to the medication used to treat the allergies.

Not all drugs are infallible and many of them come with a laundry list of side effects, one of which could be frequent urination.

If frequent urination is a problem, be sure to rule out other health conditions like an enlarged prostate or urinary tract infection first before considering an allergy.

In summary, most cases of allergy symptoms are mild and can be dealt with without professional intervention by using over the counter medications or home remedies.

You should be knowledgeable about the moderate and severe symptoms from allergies so you are prepared and know when to seek medical advice. Always talk to a doctor immediately if you think that your symptoms may be escalating, or are already severe!

Gloria Brown
Women's health and wellness retreat leader providing vacations and trips for women to get in shape -- and stay that way! On you can find my articles about weight loss, health and women's issues. Please feel free to contact me on

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