Seasonal allergies can be an annoying reality for many of us in the warmer months. And while we all know that sneezing and watery eyes are common symptoms, there are some other allergy symptoms you might not know about. Is itchy skin one of them? In short- It depends. In this article, we’ll discuss the link between seasonal allergies and itchy skin.
Common Allergy Symptoms
Seasonal allergies can have a variety of symptoms. Sneezing, coughing, and an itchy/runny nose are the most common issues. Some people deal with itchy or watery eyes, too. The symptoms can vary based on your location and also your specific allergies. Generally, these symptoms should improve after taking allergy medicine or when the seasons change.
Seasonal Allergies and Itchy Skin
Sometimes, allergies (such as food allergies) can cause itching. However, this isn’t usually a symptom for seasonal allergies. If you notice itchy skin around allergy season, then you might be dealing with another issue. You should also pay attention to other seasonal factors that can cause itching. For instance, the summertime can bring itchy skin due to sun exposure, and winter can bring itchy skin due to dryness. Since everyone reacts to different seasonal allergens, pay attention to which season is worse for you.
Getting to the Root of the Problem
While itchy skin isn’t usually a seasonal allergy symptom, it can be for some people. The key is to look at all of your symptoms. If you have seasonal allergies and itchy skin at the same time, then there might be a link. However, if the itching is your only problem, then there is likely a different culprit.
When to See a Dermatologist
Visit a doctor if you can’t find relief for your itchy skin, or if your allergy symptoms don’t respond to over-the-counter treatment. A dermatologist can help you address your itchy skin, whether or not allergies are the cause of your problem. They can also help you find products for sensitive skin and heal broken or irritated skin.
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