Allergy, Allergies, Allergic Symptoms And Anxiety
Anxiety and allergy symptoms description:
You notice that as your anxiety and stress increase, you are experiencing an increase in allergy symptoms and their frequency. You might also notice that your allergy symptoms are much more severe and persistent when your stress and anxiety are elevated.
You might also notice that your allergic reactions take longer to subside than normal. You might also notice that you have new allergic sensitivities when your stress and anxiety are elevated.
All variations and combinations of the above are common.
Can anxiety increase allergies, allergic reactions, and allergy symptoms?
Yes, research has shown that stress can increase allergy, allergies, and allergic sensitivities, the length of time allergy, allergies, and allergic reactions persist, and can increase the severity and frequency of allergy, allergies, and allergic reaction symptoms.
Since behaving in an anxious manner stresses the body, it's common for anxious people to experience an increase in allergic reactions, sensitivities, and symptoms when dealing with problematic anxiety.
How to eliminate an increase in allergy related symptoms and problems that are caused by stress and anxiety.
Reducing your body's stress will also help reduce allergic reaction, sensitivity, and frequency problems.
For more information, see our "Allergy Problems and Anxiety" page.
We explain this in much more detail in the Recovery Support area of our website.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated October 9, 2018.