Allergic reactions are reactions that develop in the body when a person inhales, touches or eats something that does not agree with his or her body constitution. Different people tend to suffer from different allergies and different causes of allergies; however most symptoms of allergic reactions are similar and inter-related.
Basically, the look and feel of an allergic reaction in the body depends on the body part involved in the allergy and on the severity of the reaction. Sometimes an allergic reaction may affect a single area while other times; it may affect different areas of the body. In fact, even the reactions different people experience from the same allergen may vary from person to person. The term anaphylaxis is one of the symptoms of allergic reactions used for describing a combination of allergies that are rapid, sudden and at times, life threatening. If and when you think that a person is suffering from anaphylaxis, you have to call an ambulance immediately.
Shock is one the most serious symptoms of allergic reactions. It is when the body is in shock that the organs of the body do not receive sufficient blood because of very low blood pressure levels. Sometimes, this shock may lead to death. When a person suffers from shock, you find that the person becomes pale or red, anxious, sweaty or dry, confused and unconscious. Many a time, the person may find it difficult to breathe while breathing becomes noisy.
The other possible symptoms of allergic reactions you may find are redness, swelling, weeping, blistering, itching, rash, crusting, eruptions, crusting or hives on the skin. There may also be wheezing, cough, tightness or shortness of breath in the lungs or red, itchy, watery or swollen eyes. Some people suffer from swelling of the face, eyelids, tongue, lips, throat or a headache while others experience pain and nausea in the stomach and vomiting, diarrhea and bloody diarrhea. It is because these symptoms of allergic reactions can progress and weaken the body’s immunity, it is always better to take some medication if the reaction gets worse in a matter of few days if there is no improvement with recommended treatment and the removal of the allergen.
If you suffer from symptoms of allergic reactions due to drugs or treatment, don’t forget to mention this to the health care provider. Sometimes, you have to call the ambulance when there is sudden, rapidly worsening and severe symptoms and widespread rash. Collapse or unconsciousness, confusion, vomiting, nausea and sweating are all symptoms of allergic reactions that need immediate attention.