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    Understanding Allergies -- Symptoms

    Wondering if that discomfort you’re feeling is due to an allergy? The symptoms include:

    Call your doctor about allergies if you have:

    Understanding Allergies

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    These could be warning signs of a serious allergic reaction or food poisoning.

    Get emergency medical treatment right away if:

    Swallowing or breathing becomes tough or painful. You may be having an asthma episode, anaphylaxis, or a heart attack.

    You suddenly get skin welts with intense flushing and itching . Your heart may also be beating rapidly. These symptoms may point to the start of anaphylactic shock, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Call 911 right away if you think this may be happening to you.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Luqman Seidu, MD on April 25, 2016

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