More than 50 million people suffer from different types of allergies every year. Oftentimes, allergy symptoms can disguise as a cold or a mild case of the flu. From skin allergies to the typical seasonal allergies that come around every Spring, your body may surprise you with the allergens it reacts to, as we can develop and grow out of allergies. Especially in certain conditions, it is possible to become over sensitive to certain parts of your surroundings. When allergies begin presenting, mild fatigue is usually the first sign that the respiratory system is being affected.
If you have a runny nose, cough, and your eyes won’t stop watering, chances are something has triggered a reaction within your immune system. This is your body’s natural response in an effort to rid the allergen from your system. From onset to recovery, allergies don’t typically prohibit every day activity, but can affect your ability to function at normal capacity.
The most common seasonal allergies are forms of pollen: tree, grass, and ragweed. While these usually appear in spring and early summer, people can be affected by “seasonal” allergies year round, depending on how sensitive they are to the allergen.