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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 allergen. 

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. 

Or 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 drugstore. 

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. 

Author:- Edgar Grenadell

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