Respiratory Allergies: Overview

Respiratory allergies are allergies affecting the respiratory system, which is the airways from the nose down to the lungs. Common examples of respiratory allergies are Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis), Dust Allergies, Mold Allergies, and Pollen Allergy. The person suffers from an allergic reaction to inhaled allergens, such as pollen grains floating in the air from various plants. Typical symptoms include runny nose (blocked nose), red eyes, watery eyes, cough (usually caused by or exacerbated by postnasal drip), mild sore throat (scratchy throat), and other symptoms. Respiratory allergies needs to be differentiated from various other diseases that cause similar symptoms, such as common cold and other viral respiratory infections. Read more about: Hay Fever, Allergies, Runny Nose

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