What Are We To Do Allergies
could be triggered by anything under the sun. The other problem with them
is that they are difficult to diagnose and treat.
Many things such as
dust, pollen, medicines and chemicals can trigger an allergy. These
substances and any other thing that causes an allergy are called an
We develop allergies when our
immune systems reacts in an abnormal way to something, which other people
seemingly can tolerate fairly well.
In an effort to defend the body from
substance is considers bad, the immune system produces antibodies to fight
the particular allergen or allergies.
This causes a knock on reaction as the antibodies
effect the cells and make them release histamine. It may surprise you to
know that it is actually this histamine that causes all the symptoms
associated with an allergic reaction such as itchiness or soreness on the
skin, nose, throat and eyes and also in the lungs and intestines.
Every time you come across
the the same allergen it will start this process over again What is
strange about allergies is that you can be allergic to some things at
various points in your life and then afterwards it will not affect you.
your allergies can come and go, for example you could suffer from hay
fever for a few years and then have a 5 year break only for it to come
back again with a vengeance.
The tendency to be allergy
prone is often hereditary. We will not necessarily develop the same
allergies as our parents but will be have a predisposition to get them.
Lots of children seem to suffer from allergies, but thankfully many of
these disappear when they grow up.
There are many things available things
available to alleviate allergies. There are those medicines prescribed by
the doctor and some medicines that you can buy direct from the
The most logical way to
prevent an allergy off course is to avoid the allergen. This is not always
easy. First of all the allergen has to be detected. If it is a rarely used
product it is easy. If it is an essential or unavoidable thing like
pollen, it becomes very difficult.
One cannot keep the windows closed all
the time or avoid the outdoors. Sometimes a family is even forced to
abandon or give away a pet, as a family member is allergic to it.
Some might find allergies a
boon. A person who is allergic to dust is often advised to avoid cleaning
or dusting!! It is, however, more practical to remove rugs and carpets and
have a hard floor.
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