Seasonal allergy sufferers and those with chronic allergy conditions are often battling health issues that others in the workplace are not. As allergies can be long-lasting and at times severe, it can be difficult to make it through the work day battling running noses, itchy eyes, and a general feeling of fatigue.

Because allergies can be severe and difficult to deal with like common colds, the flu, and other illnesses, it can be tempting to take off the day of work to relax in your own bed. However, if you experience chronic allergies, taking too much time off from work can be difficult to explain to your supervisor.  And, if you are catching the common cold frequently, it may be a sign of chronic allergies.

It is in your best interest to first get a proper diagnosis from an allergy doctor rather than handle allergies on their own. You may not realize exactly what it triggering your allergy attacks and be surprised to discover something in your work environment is making your condition worse. If this is the case, it is essential you work with your doctor to find the right medical intervention that will allow you to continue working.

It is also important that you do not self-medicate for allergy conditions without a doctor’s supervision. As bodies change, your allergy conditions and the medication you take for them can actually cause more harm than good. Medications you take for other reasons can become harmful if improper allergy medications are being combined on a daily basis. Taking the right allergy medications can help clear your head and allow you to complete your work duties without interruption.

If you find you have been missing too much work due to allergies and have not sought medical intervention, you may be at risk for losing your job. If you find that work conditions are having a negative effect on your allergy situation, it is imperative to bring your medical information to your supervisor. Working in an environment that is causing chronic medical issues can have serious consequences.


If you are suffering medical issues due to workplace safety neglect or from being hurt on the job, it is wise for you to consult with our legal team to protect your rights as an employee. Health and safety issues on the job should not be ignored. Call our office toll free at 855-614-4351 or use our online contact form for more information.