When most of us think about allergies, we pictured a red and stuffy nose, watery eyes, and a scratchy throat, but allergies can also appear in other forms. There are a number of lesser-known allergy symptoms that go beyond just a runny nose, or sneezing, and being aware of these symptoms might help you pinpoint when exactly you're experiencing allergies versus being sick. Everyone has different reactions to seasonal changes, and some of these might be more surprising to you.
"Often people mistake allergy symptoms for an infection that is viral or bacterial, since symptoms are the same or similar," Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist and immunologist with the Allergy & Asthma Network, tells Bustle. "Moreover, they can affect multiple body parts, so people may not connect that it is all from the same underlying process. These body parts can change year to year as well, so this also throws people off. One year your nose may be affected and the following your lungs or skin."
If you have some unusual symptoms but aren't sure where they are coming from, it's possible they're coming from an allergic response. Here are six symptoms you didn't know could occur as a result of allergies, according to experts.