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Allergy

An allergy occurs when a person starts getting affected by substances in their surroundings. These elements are usually harmless but the body develops a reaction to these substances. These substances are usually found in pets, dust mites, insects, some foods and some medicines. Allergic reactions can be mild like itching, watery eyes and coughing but certain allergies can have serious effects such as difficulty in breathing, hives, swelling, wheezing etc. Inflammation and irritation are also quite common in such allergies. The big 8 food allergens are: milk, egg, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy. Few common types of allergy along with their symptoms are given here:
1. Symptoms of Skin allergy
Rashes Itching
Flaking Redness
Swelling Peeling
2. Symptoms of Dust allergy
Rashes Itching
Flaking Redness
Swelling Peeling
Sneezing Coughing
Tears Runny Nose
Itchy eyes and nose Blocked Nose
 
3. Symptoms of Medication allergy
Wheezing Skin Rashes
Itchiness Swollen tongue, lips
 
4. Symptoms of Food allergy
Vomiting Upset Stomach
Diarrhoea Swollen tongue, gums
Tingling in Mouth
 
5. Symptoms of Insect allergy
Wheezing Itchy skin
Hives Chest tightness
Swelling
Certain sever allergies such as hay fever, food allergies like celiac disease, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. They require immediate attention and might require the use of Epinephrine or an epi pen.
 
 
Do’s 
  • Find out allergic substances affecting your body
  • Get yourself diagnosed by a doctor
  • Try to stay away from allergens
  • Ensure you inform a restaurant about your food allergies while placing an order
 
Don’ts
  • Do not eat foods causing inflammation
  • Do not take any medication before consulting a doctor