Strange signs you might be having an allergic reaction

Allergic reaction

Strange signs you might be having an allergic reaction

It’s crazy what the human body is capable of. There are people who have mastered the art of echolocation – using sound to figure out where things are around them. Some people have synesthesia, meaning they can taste words and colours, or literally see music. 

But the same complexity that makes these superhuman abilities possible is the same one that sometimes makes it hard to understand. With allergies, there are certain things to look out for to help you make sense of the madness. Here are some symptoms to be aware of.

Skin tumours

Some people who get permanent tattoos develop strange growths on their skin. However, they may not realise these result from an allergic reaction to the tattoo ink. Red tattoo ink is the most common ink responsible for these reactions. 

Itchy rash

Allergic rashes can come in many forms, even bumpy, itchy ones. Some people who are allergic to certain metals like nickel get these skin rashes and don’t really know why. The metal is in mobile phones, jewellery, and even braces, so it makes knowing the cause of your symptoms difficult. 

A red butt

People who have allergies to certain metals, plants, or medications can develop Baboon syndrome. It’s a real condition, caused by dermatitis because of an allergic reaction. It is usually a reaction to certain antibiotics, such as penicillin.

A swollen tongue

A swollen tongue during an allergic reaction isn’t uncommon. However, when you don’t expect it, it can lead to panic. This can be especially true for people with hay fever. They may not realise they’re at risk of oral allergy syndrome as fruits and vegetables contain similar proteins to those in pollen. Therefore, when you eat them, the body reacts to the food and may cause a swollen tongue. 

Black spots on the skin

One study showed some people develop black spots on their skin as a reaction to poison ivy or poison oak. An itchy rash in response to these plants is common, but the black spots are less so. What’s strange about these spots is that they peel off over time. 

An allergic reaction can take on many forms. If you’re experiencing strange symptoms, you shouldn’t rule out an allergy just yet as you never know what the cause could be. 

If your symptoms are getting in the way of your life, it’s time to get tested to see if they’re because of an allergy. All you need to do is to book an appointment with one of the consultants at the London Allergy and Immunology Centre today.

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