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Seasonal Allergies Can Cause Unsightly Appearance Changes

The American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology reports that summer allergies may come with symptoms beyond sneezing, runny nose, or itchy eyes. According to the ACAAI, summer allergens from pollen, mold, insect stings or fresh produce may cause appearance changes including, but not limited to:

1. Allergic Shiner: dark circles under the eyes due to swelling and discoloration due to congestion of small blood vessels.

2. Allergic Face: tired or droopy appearance due to swelling of the adenoids.

3. Nasal Crease: a line at the top of the nose due to rubbing the nose to relieve decongestant.

4. Mouth Breathing: allergic rhinitis and stuffiness may cause chronic mouth breathing “associated with the development of a high, arched palate, an elevated upper lip, and an overbite.”


Read the report by The American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.