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Allergy Cough - Do You Suffer From It?

The Hyfe Mind

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February 19, 2021
CoughPro is not a medical product. It is a wellness app intended only for users to obtain a better understanding of their cough. It is not intended to diagnose, monitor, or treat any illness.

We at Hyfe, Inc., are a company devoted to working on tools to better understand the importance of cough. It is Hyfe’s intention in the future to seek regulatory approval for medical products that analyze cough in order that they may be used to diagnose, monitor, and facilitate better treatment of respiratory illnesses.

A man sneezing in his hand

A cough is a very common symptom of a variety of diseases, from the flu, common cold, asthma, and pneumonia to allergies. That’s why it can be difficult for you to know what your condition is. Allergies can cause cough and it's usually accompanied by a set of other symptoms typical for allergies. This is how you can recognize whether your cough is caused by an allergy or something else. Let's see if you have an allergy cough.

What Is Allergy Cough?

An allergy occurs when a person reacts to a particular substance in the environment that is usually harmless to others. These substances are called allergens, and they are found in insects, pollen, food, dust, and medication.

An allergy cough happens when your immune system responds to an allergen. Your cough can tell you a lot about your condition, depending on your cough’s tone, frequency, and duration.

Woman having allergy cough and sneezing

How to Tell If You Have an Allergy Cough

An allergy cough can be tough for you to notice and keep track of, so a tool to help you is handy. By looking at the symptoms that accompany your cough, you can determine whether you have an allergy cough or not. Symptoms include:

  • Sneezing and a runny, block, or itchy nose.
  • Watering, red or itchy eyes.
  • Feeling sick, diarrhea, vomiting, or tummy pain.
  • Swollen body parts (lips, nose, eyes, face, tongue).
  • Chest tightness, wheezing, or shortness of breath.
  • Skin irritation (a red rash)
  • No fever

The symptoms can appear suddenly (as soon as you're exposed to the allergen) and disappear equally quickly (when the exposure is over). Additionally, allergies can occur any time in the year as opposed to a cold or flu, which tends to occur during colder seasons.

If you have these symptoms along with a bad case of coughing, there is a high chance that you’re experiencing an allergy cough. If you have suspicions, visit your doctor to get confirmation.

When Will this Cough End?

The duration of an allergy cough can vary depending on the different conditions of the person. It can last from one to longer than two weeks, but it can last much longer than that in some cases.

Also, the longer you’re exposed to the allergens, the longer it’s going to last, and that’s true for seasonal allergies as well.

How to Treat Allergy Cough

A senior woman consulting with a doctor

There are a variety of different treatments for each kind of allergy. Here are some:

  • Avoid exposure to allergens. One of the best ways to treat and prevent allergy attacks is to stay away from the things you’re allergic to.
  • Allergy medication. Such as Antihistamines, Steroids, Decongestants, creams, and lotions.
  • Adrenaline. This is used to treat those who experience life-threatening reactions, also known as anaphylaxis.
  • Allergen immunotherapy. This long-term treatment alters the immune system’s response to the allergens, which will help you develop immunity over time.
  • Non-medicated treatments. Such as saline sprays for treating sinusitis and rhinitis.

There is nothing to worry about when you have an allergy cough as it’s only a temporary condition. However, if it becomes more severe over two to three weeks, you might need to consider seeking medical help from your doctor.

An infographic listing possible symptoms of allergy cough

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    App is great at tracking cough when little ones are sick. I treat it as a early warning indicator before the cold gets back. Customer service is awesome, they actually respond to all my questions.
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    Just installed the app. Very accurate measuring coughs so far! Cannot wait to see how much coughing I do while sleeping. I'll have a better picture to discuss with my physician at my next visit.

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