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Can allergies (hayfever type) cause a person to be sleepy.

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Can allergies (hayfever type) cause a person to be sleepy. I have been sneezin with irritated burny eyes and sleepy for several days. I attribute it to allergies except I'm not sure about the sleepy part.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Kmad3412 replied 1 year ago.

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Thank you for your question. To answer your question, yes, allergies can cause you to feel sleepy. When your body is experiencing a reaction to an allergen it can take a toll on your body. Your immune system is releasing proinflammatory proteins in response to the allergen. This in turn, can make you feel more "run-down" than usual.

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