Allergies May Cause Other Problems
Allergies often occur along with other problems, such as:
- Inflammation of sinuses (Reference sinusitis Opens New Window).
- Ear problems (Reference otitis media with effusion Opens New Window), especially in young children.
- Upper respiratory infections. Children have a higher incidence of upper respiratory infections, which make allergy symptoms worse.
- Wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing from Reference allergic asthma Opens New Window.
- Sleep disturbances from a stuffy nose that requires mouth breathing.
- Nosebleeds from allergy symptoms or allergy medicines.
- Skin infections from scratching itchy skin.
- Not being able to take needed medicine because an allergy to the medicine has developed.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 29, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine