WHAT IS ALLERGY
Allergy is an exaggerated reaction by our immune system in response to exposure to certain foreign substances.It is exaggerated because these foreign substances are seen by the body as harmless.In allergic individuals the body recognize the foreign susbstaces and generate a response.
Allergy producing substances are called "Allergens".Examples are pollen,dust mite ,molds,animal proteins,foods and medications.
CAUSES OF ALLERGY:-
An allergy starts when immune system mistakes a normally harmless substance for a dangerous invader.The immune system then produces antibodies that are always on the alert for that particular allergen.When we are exposed to the allergen again in the future,these antibodies can release a number of immune system chemicals (histamine) that cause allergy symptoms.
SYMPTOMS WITH COMMON ALLERGIC CONDITIONS:-
It can involve the airways,sinuses and nasal passages, skin and digestive system.
1.Hay fever-Also called allergic rhinitis,may cause:
2.Atopic dermatitis-An allergic skin condition also called Eczema, may cause:
3.Food allergy may cause
4.Insect sting allergy may cause:
5.Drug allergy may cause:
DIAGNOSIS OF ALLERGY:-
TREATMENT OF ALLERGY:-
2.Medication to reduce symptoms-Depends on the type of allergy.It may be nasal sprays,Oral medicines or eyedrops.
3.Immunotherapy-For severe allergy or the allergies which are not treated by medicines.
4.Emergency Epinephrine-It should be kept all the time if a person has a severe allergy.
As it is an altered immune condition where there is formation of autoantibodies so Homeopathic medicines normalizes the altered immunity.