Allergies most commonly affect the respiratory tract, with symptoms such as asthma or allergic rhinitus/sinusitis. The second most common organ affected by allergies is the skin, with symptoms such as eczema (atopic dermatitis) and urticaria (hives). The gastrointestinal tract is increasingly seen as an end organ in allergies, with symptoms such as eosinophilic esophagitis and infantile colic.
Asthma, which has been described as sinusitus of the lungs, is often caused by allergies.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Hives (Urticaria) and Angioedema
Eczema, which can be caused by allergies, is a problematic chronic skin rash.
Allergies mainly affect the nasal and sinus passages and may require a combination of medical and surgical treatments to alleviate the symptoms.
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a disease characterized by swelling of the esophagus (the part of the body connecting the throat and the stomach) caused by an allergic white blood cell, the eosophinil.