06 Jun Can allergies cause physical pain, too?
For some of us this is one of the greatest times of the year. Sunny days, warmer weather and school is out! For others, it is the most uncomfortable, stuffy and annoying time. I’m talking about those poor souls that every spring have to endure allergy season and attempt to enjoy park days while mouth-breathing and dropping Visine like it’s 4/20. Congestion and dry, red eyes aren’t the only symptoms people with allergies suffer from. Many people experience sore joints and muscles as well.
Physiomed has put together some of the less commonly discussed physical symptoms of allergies and what causes them:
Although it is one of the least common allergy symptoms, joint pain is related to inflammation as the body is attempting to fight against a threat. Food allergies can also affect your joints. With that being said, as the weather flip flops at the beginning of spring, people are likely to get colds and flus. This is another factor that could lead to joint pain, and if you are sick, it’s more likely that than allergies causing it.
Aches and dull pains experienced throughout the body are highly unlikely caused by allergies. As with joint pain, it’s likely a result of a common cold.
Fatigue isn’t exactly a direct result of allergies, but in handling allergies, and some of the symptoms that come with it may make sleep much more difficult.
How to Deal with Allergy Pains
There’s really no way to prevent these discomforts produced by allergies but there’s a number of solutions available right at your local drugstore. Antihistamines are available both over-the-counter as well as prescription grade if your symptoms are that extreme. The purpose of these drugs is to block certain reactions to allergens, resulting in less joint pain and fatigue. A decongestant will help to alleviate sinus congestion, making it easier to breathe throughout the day. Several people have also embraced a more naturopathic solution to overcome their allergy symptoms in a more natural method.
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