Thursday, January 29, 2015

How Do You Know If You Have Allergy, Asthma or Eczema?

Allergies, asthma and eczema (skin allergy) affect millions of people and many don't even know they have allergy.  What are signs?  A stuffy nose when you sleep at night, constantly blowing your nose,  always being itchy or a nighttime cough are just a few of the symptoms that indicate you might have allergies, asthma, and/or eczema.

Here are some other questions to ask yourself to help determine if you have allergy.

1) Do you cough or have trouble breathing when you walk, do simple chores or go outside in the cold?

2) Do you avoid exercise or taking part in sports like jogging, soccer, swimming or aerobics because you have trouble breathing or cough?

3) Do you have trouble sleeping through the night because of a dry cough or shortness of breath?

4) Do pets, dust or pollen make your breathing more difficult?

5) Do you dread the change of season because you know you'll get a cold and/or sinus infection?

6) Do your eyes itch, get red or puffy?

7) Does a cold often go into your chest and leave a lingering dry cough?

8) Do you get frequent rashes or are always itchy?

9) Do you have sneezing attacks?

10)  Does tobacco smoke or strong odors make you cough?

If you answered yes to more than 2 questions, you  are likely have allergy.  See an allergist to get tested and determine exactly what is triggering your symptoms and how you can avoid it.  Allergies are treatable.

Need help?  Visit our website www.gramercyallergy.com or click here to schedule an appointment.