Symptoms of airborne allergies

Learn about the symptoms of airborne allergies.

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What are the symptoms of airborne allergies?

Common symptoms include:

  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • wheezing
  • flushed face
  • shortness of breath
  • red, itchy and swollen eyes
  • peeling rash that looks like eczema

Your reaction can be minor or severe depending on your:

  • age
  • overall health
  • length and intensity of exposure to the allergen
  • likelihood of developing a reaction based on genetic factors

What should you do if you have allergy symptoms?

If you think you have an allergy, you should contact your health care provider, who will:

  • identify the cause of your allergy
  • assess the severity of your condition
  • attempt to control your allergic reactions

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