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10 common allergy myths

By: Katherine Butler on June 2, 2011, 7:54 a.m.
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Food allergies cause hyperactivity

As the American Academy of Family Physicians points out, a sudden onset of allergy symptoms can make a people feel as if “impending doom” is right around the corner. These symptoms can include “swelling, itchy skin, itchiness or tingling in the mouth, or a metallic taste, coughing, trouble breathing or wheezing, throat tightness, diarrhea and vomiting.” But while these symptoms can make a person feel extremely ill, they will not make a person hyperactive. Also, it is possible the side effects from certain allergy and asthma medications can contribute to a feeling of restlessness or hyperactivity.