The sun is shining; the leaves and flowers are beginning to bloom. Your allergies are now in full flare up mode, thanks to the pollen in the air. Allergies can affect anyone at any time. There have been times where I look like I have been crying for a week just because my allergies have decided to kick in. I found out this is just part of the allergy flare up that I did not know.
Black Eye Syndrome
The large dark circles that appear under my eyes during allergy flare ups are sometimes referred to as black eye syndrome. When your allergies are causing nasal congestion; the blood vessels in your face will actually become constricted. When your blood cannot flow freely through these areas; the blood may actually collect under your eyes which will give you the look of having two black eyes.
Time to Move?
We have all heard the stories that moving to a warmer climate or dryer climate will help your allergies. Unfortunately, moving may only be a temporary fix. There are pollens found everywhere even in common grass. The move will only help until your body adjusts to the new surroundings.
It’s Just Me
Never fails; my allergies kick in while everyone else seems to be enjoying the beautiful day outside. The fact is that there are over 50 million people who are affected by nasal allergies. It’s nice to know that I am not alone when the watery eyes and sneezing begins. Seasonally allergies or allergic rhinitis can occur in almost any season. But are most prevalent in the spring and fall; the two seasons I enjoy being outside the most.
Allergies and Asthma
Normally when we think of allergy symptoms; we picture watery, itching eyes, sneezing, coughing and the dark circles that appear under the eyes. However, allergies can cause an asthma attack. The airways can become narrowed because there are airborne triggers such as pollen. Constricted airways will cause difficulty in breathing.
Not Just Itchy Eyes
Allergies may go beyond itchy eyes and sneezing as a symptom. In fact, any part of the body can experience a reaction to allergies. The allergy reaction can cause an effect on any organ in the body. There are rare cases of allergies causing effects on a person’s heart or kidneys. When allergy flare ups seem harsher or out of the ordinary; consulting a health care provider should be a priority.