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Can allergies make it hard to breath?

I have had a slight stuffy nose and a slight sore throat for 2 weeks now. sometimes its hard to breath and my chest feels heavy and congested. it also feels like I need to keep swallowing all the time making my throat dry. I try to cough to release the flem in chest and throat with little success.

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Yes, many types of allergy symptoms can lead you to believe you have a cold, sinus infection, shortness of breath or simulate an asthma attack. You should still be seen by a doctor to make sure that allergies is the cause of your breathing issues to be safe. You can use this link to see what other symptoms allergies can cause:http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/allergy-symptoms-types

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Thank you for the info. I'm gonna check it out. The allergies are real high here in Austin and tons of pollen is on the ground.
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Yes

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yes allergies can make it hard to breathe my litttle sister has allergies and also my big brother

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yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yes! It can cause bronchial inflammation

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Yes, allergies can make it hard to breath. Your doctor can test you for specific allergies and provide a medication that will help you breath and feel better.

See your doctor.

If you have pets, keeping them clean and the house vacuum will help keep you from have allergy attacks.

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Good info. Thank you!
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yes it can but there are many different types of allergies . with allergies you have to watch what you eat and breath in because you describing it sounds like you have have a bad food allergy. you should go to your local doctor and get checked ecause you never know whats going on with your body on the inside.

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Thanks very much for the info. I'm gonna set up an appointment. Just want to make sure I'm ok.
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Yes. I HAVE TERRIBLE ALLERGIES!!!!! So I know what you're going through. My allergies give me headaches, a stuffy bloody nose, and ear infections. I later found out that I have sinusitis, and every little thing bothers my nose. Your allergies are giving you a hard time to breathe. I've been to the doctor many different times, and they've given me all types of medicines, but none of them really work, so I don't know how to tell you to get rid of them.

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Your right, sometimes the doctor just can't figure things out. I'll prob just go anyways and go from there. Right now I'm just taking mucinex and taking cough drops.
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All those mucinex, and claritin-D and sudafeds, don't really work if you have really bad allergies. But go to the doctor anyway, I hope your allergies get better :)
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And some of the over the counter medication can cause more problems.

Call for your doctor's appointment since you are having breathing problems and other symptoms.


Good Luck
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