Allergy is a type of skin reaction, which usually gives its reaction against a particular food, clothing or substances such as drugs etc. Allergens are allergens, which are made from objects outside the body. Allergies are very common, especially in children. In some children, their allergies disappear as they grow older, but in some children it may last longer.
But it is not at all that allergies start in childhood. Adults can also develop allergies to things they were not previously allergic to. Allergies can become a problem that affects daily activities, although most cases of allergies are mild and can be completely controlled. Cases of severe allergies are not very common, but one should be aware of them nonetheless.
Types of Allergies
How many types of allergies can there be?
There are many types of allergies. Some of the most common allergies are given below:
Drug allergy (drug allergy) — Drug allergy is an abnormal reaction by the immune system to a drug, etc.
Food allergy — A food allergy is an unpleasant or dangerous reaction by the immune system after consuming a particular type of food.
Contact Dermatitis — In contact dermatitis a red rash on the skin due to touching or coming in contact with a substance.
Latex allergy — Allergic reaction to certain types of proteins, which are proteins found in natural rubber latex.
Allergic asthma — Asthma triggered by the same substance as the substance that triggers the allergic reaction.
Seasonal allergy — An allergic reaction that causes watery eyes, itching, sneezing, and other related things.
Animal allergy — an abnormal reaction of the Immune system to animal saliva, urine, and skm cells.
Anaphylaxis — Anaphylaxis is a serious and potentially fatal allergic reaction.
Mildew allergy — an unusual allergic reaction caused by mold spores
What am the symptoms of allergy?
You may experience symptoms of an allergic reaction within minutes of coming into contact with the things you are allergic to. However, sometimes the symptoms develop gradually over a few hours Allergy problems can interfere with everyday activities, although most allergies are mild. Sometimes a severe allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction. If an allergenic substance enters the body through inhalation, it usually affects the nose, eyes or lungs. And if an allergic substance is eaten or drunk, it can potentially affect the mouth, stomach or intestines. Symptoms of seasonal allergies can range from mild to severe, with common symptoms including:
- Runny nose or stop
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Itching in the sinuses , throat, or earlobes
- Ear clogging (fluid filling in the ear)
- Post-nasal drainage (mucus from the mouth)
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes, or face
- Abdominal pain , feeling sick
- Nausea or vomiting , diarrhea
- Dry, red, or patchy skin
Symptoms that work is normal, including
- Respiratory distress
In rare cases, allergies can lead to a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, which can be life-threatening. It affects the whole body, and it starts developing within a few minutes of exposure to allergic substances.
Symptoms of anaphylaxis may include any of the above, and they may be accompanied by the following symptoms: swelling of the throat and mouth
- Shortness of breath
- Blue skin or lips
- Loss of consciousness or fainting
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