Nose, Throat / January 27, 2021
By: Kelly Warf, Au.D.
Sanjeev Balamohan, M.D.
Allergies can be stressful. They can cause an annoying running nose, itchy or irritated eyes, coughing, difficulty breathing, etc. But did you know stress can actually make your allergy symptoms worse? Now ask yourself which came first, the allergies or the stress? Unlike the chicken vs. the egg question, we have an answer for you.
Stress does not cause allergies. Allergies occur when the body sees the allergen substance as a foreign invader, and it reacts. Reactions to the allergen can range from mild to severe. Stress causes a release of chemicals, including histamine. Histamine is a major chemical in allergies which leads to the symptoms. So when you suffer from allergies and are under stress, the increase in histamine can make the allergic reaction worse.
What you can do to reduce your allergy symptoms:
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, please schedule an appointment with us today so we can determine the underlying cause and create a treatment plan. Schedule your appointment at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center today. Call 847-685-1000
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