What is an allergy?
An allergy is an embellished reaction of the immune system because of exposure to certain substances. In this case, the allergic person’s body identifies the foreign substance and immune system’s allergic part produce a response which results in allergy. Allergic substances are called as allergens. Some common allergens are analyzed by doctors by using blood and skin tests. Allergies can cause the risk of some major medical problems including asthma, anaphylaxis, ear or lung infections etc.
What are the symptoms of allergies?
Mostly, allergies affect nose, throat, eyes, sinuses, lungs, chest, skin, stomach and bowel. Symptoms include sneezing, running nose, itching, swelling, rashes, breathing trouble, diarrhea, wheezing, nausea, dizziness, rapid pulse, bloodshot and watery eyes, unconsciousness and low blood pressure etc.
What are the types of allergies?
Food allergies, dust allergy, skin allergy, eye allergy, pet allergies, insect sting, latex allergy, drug allergies, cockroach allergy, mold allergy and seasonal allergies.
What are the treatments for allergies?
Medication: medication for allergic reactions include antihistamines, nasal sprays, decongestants, corticosteroids, lotion and creams. The problem with these treatments are their are side effects, in addition you will have to continue these treatments forever.
Immunotherapy: immunotherapy involves weekly allergy shots that contains what one is allergic to. This builds natural immunity over time. Once complete, allergic reactions that once took place do not take place anymore. Allergy shots are not for medicine, hives, and food and feather allergies.