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Allergies May Cause Other Problems


Allergies May Cause Other Problems

Allergies often occur along with other problems, such as:

  • Inflammation of sinuses (sinusitis).
  • Ear problems (otitis media with effusion), especially in young children.
  • Upper respiratory infections. Children have a higher incidence of upper respiratory infections, which make allergy symptoms worse.
  • Wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing from allergic asthma.
  • Sleep disturbances from a stuffy nose that requires mouth breathing.
  • Nosebleeds from allergy symptoms or allergy medicines.
  • Skin infections from scratching itchy skin.
  • Not being able to take needed medicine because an allergy to the medicine has developed.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedApril 29, 2011

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