Is It a Cold, an Allergy or a Food Sensitivity? | Allergy Test

Oh no, you’re sniffling and sneezing, you’re constantly tired, and you’ve got a massive headache! Yep, this is no surprise as winter has arrived. But is it a cold, or is it an allergy or a food sensitivity? You can find out if you have a food sensitivity by ordering a test from Allergy Test

How common are these food sensitivity symptoms?

Is this your third, fourth or fifth cold of the season? If so, it may be an allergy. You probably haven’t considered that, as many of us do not. This is because food allergy and food sensitivity symptoms can be similar to that of a common cold, and people do not always see the link. What you must remember is that it might not just be a food sensitivity or allergy, but you may sensitive to environmental factors, especially indoors. Dust mites, mold and pet dander are common things that can cause a runny nose or a headache. These symptoms will occur more in the winter as we spend more time indoors, meaning we are around these potential triggers a lot more.

What is an allergy, food sensitivity, and their symptoms?

Allergies are overreactions of the immune system to foreign particles which are not normally considered harmful. However, so far it has evaded scientists as to why some people react to dust mites or mold spores as though they are harmful. This is why you should consult your Doctor immediately if you believe you have an allergy. So, if you have experienced symptoms like bloating, headaches, or a runny nose then please consult a Health Professional immediately if a food sensitivity has not been identified.

How to eliminate these symptoms?

Even though it sounds hard, you should try and avoid these symptoms. By being clean and vacuuming every day you can get rid of the dust mites which may be living in your bedding and carpets! The sniffling, sneezing and headaches will go away if you are found to have a dust intolerance or allergy. If you have a dog or a cat, then you should at least keep the animal off of your bed, where a lot of us spend most of your time.

If your symptoms are ongoing and annoying enough to interfere with work, play or sleep then it could be a food sensitivity or an allergy. By ordering a sensitivity test from us, you can download a simple submission form and send it off to us, so that you can then identify your food sensitivity. If you think it may be an allergy, then again, we recommend that you consult your Health Professional straight away.

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