When it comes to allergies, most of us think of red eyes and sneezing as the primary symptoms. However, allergies can also cause joint and muscle pain, discomfort, and fatigue. Allergic reactions can lead to inflammation, which can result in joint and muscle pain. Chronic body aches can be a sign of an immune system reaction, such as arthritis, but they can also be a sign of allergies. Coughing or sneezing due to allergies can also cause pain.
If you think your body aches may be related to allergies, it is best to consult a certified allergist for an allergy test. Although not one of the most common allergy symptoms, allergies can indirectly cause body aches. Allergens in the air trigger a reaction in the body that leads to inflammation. This inflammation can manifest as stiffness, pain, and even muscle pain. Allergy symptoms can be treated, but treating the cause of allergies provides lasting relief.
We offer home allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy to help people identify and treat their allergies. According to Dr. Leo Galland, co-author of The Allergy Solution, allergies are “excellent imitators because they can manifest in unexpected ways”.Because both allergies and colds share similar symptoms such as runny nose and sneezing, itchy eyes and throat, and nasal congestion, some people may mistake a cold for allergies.