Type I allergies are characterized by the rapid onset of symptoms or complaints upon exposure to the responsible allergen. The following symptoms may occur a few minutes to a maximum of 2 hours after contact with the offender (s):
–nose and eye disorders (runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy nose and / or eyes, watery and red eyes)
–narrowing of the airways (cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness) itching, hives (hives, hives), swelling (angioedema)
–upset stomach and intestines (nausea and vomiting, upset stomach, cramps, nausea)
–drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, fainting, shock (with loss of consciousness)
Of course, not all symptoms are always present! These symptoms can also occur without the presence of an allergy, for example, if there are only gastrointestinal disorders, the risk of (food) allergy is very low and gastric or intestinal disorders should always be examined first. Pain (neck, muscle, joint) is generally not related to an allergy.